Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, UBM America’s largest East Coast medical technology trade show and conference, and the MedTech Association, a New York–based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology industry, have announced a partnership for the inaugural New York Medtech Week, June 14 to 16, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
New York Medtech Week highlights the numerous innovations and medical device companies based in New York state that save lives throughout the region and the rest of the world. New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will kick off New York Medtech Week on Tuesday, June 14, prior to the opening of MD&M East, which is co-located with PLASTEC East. Hochul will comment on the critical role the medical device industry plays in the state economy and the many state resources available to companies looking to grow or locate in New York. She will also welcome attendees to the event at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
"Under Governor Cuomo, our state continues to strategically invest in the bioscience and medical technology industry," said Hochul in a prepared statement. "Through the Regional Economic Development Councils, Start-Up NY and other creative initiatives, we are building on our past successes and working to attract additional related businesses. By creating a pipeline of trained professionals, we will ensure that this critical industry continues to thrive and support thousands of jobs."
As the cornerstone event within the most comprehensive advanced manufacturing show on the East Coast, MD&M East covers the entire end-to-end product development process of medical device manufacturing, according to event organizer UBM Americas, which also produces PlasticsToday. The expo showcases technology from more than 500 leading suppliers.
|More than 500 suppliers to the medical technology industry will exhibit at the MD&M East event in New York City from June 14 to 16. Use the promo code NY16PT to receive free expo admission and a 20% discount on conference passes.|
"We are thrilled to be partnering with UBM and proud to be hosting New York's first Medtech Week," said MedTech President, Jessica Crawford. "New York [has] the eighth largest medical device industry in the nation, accounting for more than 13,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in economic impact. MD&M East is the perfect event to celebrate the many accomplishments of the medical device industry in our state."
"We're honored to host Lt. Governor Hochul at New York Medtech Week, as she opens the MD&M East Expo and welcomes the local medical device community to explore the latest innovations—many from the region's top suppliers," said Stephen Corrick, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of UBM Americas' Advanced Manufacturing group. "Her presence and support demonstrate the profound impact of the medical technology and advanced manufacturing industries on New York state."