Today's Topline - 5/6/20

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Source: MedTech Association

Good Wednesday morning:

In his cautionary essay, Don’t Be Fooled by America’s Flattening Curve, author Nathaniel Lash identifies that the apparent  plateau of new coronavirus cases is masking a larger trend:  as the country’s hard-hit large cities are seeing a drop in infections, “mini-epidemics” are breaking out elsewhere across the nation.  He concludes “the nature of disease transmission demands that public officials be mindful of how outbreaks are progressing in certain areas, not just how the state looks over all. Plans to reopen premised on a steady number of cases statewide ignore the mini-epidemics keeping the numbers from dropping sharply. Monitoring epidemics on a local level are key to tailoring reopening plans that won’t result in the virus spreading just as fast as in early April.

Our tagline at MedTech is “connecting New York’s bio/med industry,” a mission we take seriously.  Much of that connection is fueled by partnerships with terrific organizations working in the innovation ecosphere.  As we adjust to “today’s normal,” we wanted to highlight two upcoming events that should be on your calendar.

Our friends at M2D2 and its Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies is hosting a virtual startup showcase and strategic partnership connector.  High-potential medtech startups will virtually demonstrate their innovations and connect with strategic partners.  Like everything they do at M2D2, this will be a valuable and compelling program.  Register for this free event here.

Upstate Capital Association is once again hosting the New York Business Plan Competition, where more than 100 student-led teams from across New York State are expected to pitch their business ideas at the 11th annual competition finals. Since 2010, more than 5,000 students have participated in the NYBPC, more than 150 student-led ventures have been started, and the NYBPC has seeded over $1M to companies that have gone on to raise over $60M in additional funding. Last year’s student teams received $87,000 in cash prizes.  Learn more here.

MedTech exists to deliver value to the bio/med industry and serve those on the front lines of healthcare advances.  We rely on our members to make that possible.  Please take a moment to join or renew your membership today.  Renewing members can lock in last year’s rate through 2021.  New members who join today will receive 3 free months on their membership year.  Don’t wait.  We need your support to continue the work we do.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific questions and concerns. Regular updates can be found at our website, which is refreshed daily.

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