AdvaMed Names LifeScience Alley’s Shaye Mandle Chair of the State Medical Technology Alliance
Monday, October 26, 2015
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Shaye Mandle as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance. Mandle is president and CEO of LifeScience Alley, the largest state-based health technology trade association, representing Minnesota's Medical Alley region.
The State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA) is a consortium of state and regional trade associations representing their local medical technology companies. SMTA’s mission is to collectively advocate on behalf of the medical technology industry on the local, state and national levels by fostering a collaborative environment through sharing of best practices, promoting the industry and advocating for public policies that support innovation.
“The medical technology industry is a hallmark of U.S. innovation represented by a community of people dedicated to improving and saving lives,” said Mandle. “Now more than ever, medical technology has the opportunity to help deliver better and more affordable care to patients worldwide. The efforts of SMTA members are critical to providing our elected leaders with the information needed to ensure the full national and global impact of this vital industry.”
“I look forward to Shaye's leadership as we advance policies to help ensure timely patient access to medical innovations and highlight the important role our industry plays as an engine of medical and economic progress,” said JC Scott, AdvaMed senior executive vice president, government affairs. “The SMTA has consistently supported the medical technology industry on the federal, state and local levels, an industry that helps patients live longer, healthier lives while lowering long-term health care costs.”
“It is an honor to have this opportunity to work together with our SMTA members, the team at AdvaMed, and our elected leaders to support our medical technology innovators in delivering life-changing innovations,” added Mandle. “Medical technology improves countless lives every day and I am proud to represent the people making it happen.”