On June 6, 2008 the following SBIR & STTR Workshop for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Medical Device Industry was held at the Massachusetts Medical Device Developmnet Center. Below please find description and presentation that were presented.
As capital markets scale up and investors seek out bigger returns, medtech entrepreneurs are struggling to find the critical seed funding needed to move their technologies from concept to initial design and testing. Many are turning to federal and state funding sources as a way to bridge the gap between friends and family money and their first round of institutional investment.
The presentations listed below were given at our SBIR & STTR Workshop for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Medical Device Industry (Click on links for a copy of the respective presentations):
UMass Lowell Medical Device Design & Prototype Fabrication Capabilities (pdf), presented by Stephen McCarthy, M2D2 Co-Director, UMass Lowell
UMass Medical School Clinical Trial Capabilities (pdf), presented by Sheila Noone, M2D2 Co-Director, UMass Medical School, Worcester
"Lab to Life": Funding Opportu"NIH"ties Through the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs (pdf), presented by JoAnne Goodnight, NIH Program Director
Context for Public Investment in Growing the Massachusetts Medical Device Cluster (pdf), presented by Robert Kispert, Director of Federal and University Programs, John Adams Innovation Institute, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
PowerStent(R) Drug Eluting System - A Case Study for SBIR Fast-Track Grant Application (pdf), presented by Tim Wu, President and CEO, VasoTech, Inc.