One-on-One with MedTech
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Source: Upstate Venture Connect
In 2004, Welch Allyn, Con Med, Sensis (acquired by Saab in 2011), and Bristol-Myers Squibb came together to form a biomedical community in Central New York. Their vision was a network of companies that could learn from each other and share best practices in the biomedical industry. Originally pitching this mission to then-Senator Hillary Clinton, the group was told, “You need to help yourselves.” Their solution was to form MedTech, an association than now, just over ten years into the future, has expanded its reach across Upstate New York.
Nichole Wenderlich Owens, Manager of Marketing & Events at MedTech, sat down one-on-one with me in the Syracuse Tech Garden to discuss the benefits and unique features of the association that currently serves over 40 biomedical companies, 16 universities, and a whole cohort of service providers that work with the industry.