Jonas Appointed as Chairman of the MedTech Board of Directors

Monday, October 19, 2009

Syracuse, NY – Daniel S. Jonas, vice president of legal affairs and general counsel of ConMed Corporation (NASD: CNMD), was appointed the new chairman of the board of directors of MedTech, a trade association representing the Upstate New York biosciences community at MEDTECH 09, the association’s annual conference.

Jonas’ two-year term will run until the fall of 2011.

"Following my appointment as chairman of the board, I look forward to continuing MedTech’s work with the other directors to identify synergies and enhance collaboration between bioscience companies,” said Jonas. “As MedTech expands in membership and program offerings, I see the association playing an increasing role as a voice for our industry.”

Jonas has been a board member of MedTech since its start in 2004, at which time ConMed Corporation was a founding member. He joined the Utica-based ConMed Corporation as general counsel in August 1998 and became the vice president of legal affairs in March 1999. He has overseen ConMed’s regulatory affairs and quality assurance departments and administers its ethics policy. Jonas is also on the board of trustees of Manlius Pebble Hill School and is on the advisory board of the SUNY IT School of Business.

About MedTech
MedTech is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of Upstate New York technology manufacturers, research institutions, and allied professional services and economic development organizations. We promote the commercialization of medical products by providing educational and networking events, organizing certification opportunities, and facilitating collaborations among members to bring tomorrow’s technologies to the healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit

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