History & Mission

MedTech's Purpose and Founding

MedTech is the hub of the bioscience and medical technology industry in New York State. It is an 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.

MedTech Association is not affiliated with any academic institutions, universities or colleges.

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 New York State 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