History, Mission & Priorities
MEDTECH'S PURPOSE AND FOUNDING
MedTech is the hub of the bioscience and medical technology industry in Upstate New York. It is a very active association of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies, their suppliers and service providers, and research universities.
The four Founding Members of the organization - Welch Allyn, ConMed, Sensis and Bristol-Myers Squibb - spearheaded creation of the group in 2004, in part due to observations made in the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (MDA) - 2004 "Essential New York" plan to transform the Central Upstate region to a knowledge-based economy.
One of the "Essential New York" recommendations was for closer collaboration among medical products and services firms. Then New York Senator Hillary Clinton also put this idea forward during a visit to Welch Allyn in the summer of 2003 for a Central New York Healthcare Summit.
OUR VISION AND MISSION:
MedTech strives to form an organized and nationally recognized Bio/Med region where companies and professionals seek to do business.
Our mission is to develop the relationships, tools, and programs that enable Upstate New York companies to bring tomorrow’s medical solutions to the healthcare marketplace.
OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:
Through extensive study of member needs in 2008, MedTech developed a set of strategic priorities that shape the Association's activities:
> networking for professional and product development
> advocacy and public education
> industry marketing and promotion
These priorities aim to recruit and support growing Bio/Med ventures in our region while also retaining and developing the people and products that will make Upstate New York an organized and nationally recognized Bio/Med region where companies and professionals seek to do business.
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> Download the Upstate New York Bio/Med industry snapshot