MedTech Association Experiences Tremendous Growth in First and Second Quarter

Monday, January 11, 2016

MedTech Association, a membership-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry in New York State, is proud to announce that 15 new companies have joined the organization during the last two quarters. The new member companies include (in alpha order) Algonquin Studios, AXA Advisors, AXON Communications, First Niagara Risk Management, Gooding Co. Inc., Green Cleaning Technologies, Hancock Estabrook, Ichor Therapeutics, Imaging Solutions Group, iuvo BioScience, Loeb & Loeb, Nixon Peabody, PARC, a Xerox Company, Pharma International Inc., and Tapecon.  

“We are thrilled to welcome these new companies to our MedTech family” said MedTech president, Jessica Crawford. “MedTech offers a broad range of services to our member companies and the tremendous growth that we have seen in the last two quarters is a great testament to the betterment that we bring to the New York State Bio/Med community.”

MedTech’s mission of supporting the Bio/Med industry in New York State is done through a variety of ways including educational opportunities, connections with other members, advocacy and public outreach.

New MedTech members include:

Algonquin Studios

Algonquin enables a well-aligned physician network to collaborate and move the needle on care quality/satisfaction, cost and population health. Since 1998, Algonquin has been delivering software solutions to Accountable Care Organizations, health information exchanges, hospital systems, payers and mobile diagnostics firms into the Zen Health Suite of products. Algonquin also helps to validate and bring healthcare software ideas to market.

AXA Advisors

AXA Advisors and its affiliates are established leaders in the financial services industry. With experience and knowledge, they offer customized guidance and strategies to their clients. The firm's reputation for professional excellence and reliability gives clients a high-level of confidence in the programs and products they recommend and help implement. AXA Advisor’s mission is simple: to provide innovative and practical financial programs for valued clients.

AXON Communications

AXON Communications is a specialized healthcare consultancy firm. AXON combines the scientific rigor of medical communications and clinical research experts with the creativity of a public relations agency.  At AXON, the mission is to simplify complex information to improve outcomes in health care.  AXON maintains operations in New York, London, Toronto, and Copenhagen.

First Niagara Risk Management

First Niagara Risk Management (FNRM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Niagara Bank, N.A. and a licensed insurance broker and agent. One of the 100 largest business insurance brokers as ranked in 2014 by Business Insurance Magazine, FNRM is uniquely qualified as your risk management partner. For the past five years, FNRM was named a “Best Practices Agency” by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, an award given for outstanding customer service, growth, stability and financial management.

Gooding Co. Inc.

Gooding Co. Inc. focuses on integrating progressive concepts in the manufacturing of printed packaging inserts, outserts and specialty products for the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer markets. The company is flexible, adaptive and responsive to customer needs and expectations. They achieve consistency through a well-trained, professional, team-oriented organization utilizing cGMP, Lean Manufacturing principles and qualified strategic alliances.

Green Cleaning Technologies, LLC

Green Cleaning Technologies, LLC (GCT) has developed a completely integrated, green "Extended Protection" (XP) system for disinfecting and cleaning to protect people and the facilities they work and live in. Products include 24-hour hand disinfecting, Extended Protection for all surfaces, 25 wash laundry disinfecting (and deodorizing), safe and effective Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) technology that does not rely on questionable filtration and an equipment portfolio to reduce labor typically by 75 percent. GCT's system integration will reduce healthcare-associated infections, SuperBugs and antibiotic resistance by filling the gaps in any disinfecting/housekeeping protocol. GCT products are all skin, eye, lung, and food safe. They are also odor-free and anti-allergen. GCT is an expert in creating a safer personal environment for people in all facilities with our technology and integrated protocol development.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Founded in 1889, Hancock Estabrook, LLP is one of Upstate New York's leading law firms, representing clients in a number of different industries, offering counsel and representation on a wide array of legal topics. Hancock Estabrook’s clients include corporations, middle-market businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, municipalities, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. The attorneys at Hancock Estabrook are widely recognized in their practice areas for their knowledge and experience in complex legal matters. Hancock Estabrook prides itself on providing this high level of service to clients, with an emphasis on personalized attention.

Ichor Therapeutics, Inc.

Ichor Therapeutics, Inc. is a pre-clinical biotechnology company located in LaFayette, N.Y. The company has several intramural research programs that broadly focus on therapeutic interventions for age-related disease. Ichor is also involved in several smaller ventures aimed at reducing the barriers to entry for biotechnology entrepreneurs and independent scientists. Currently, Ichor Therapeutics is developing an enzyme augmentation therapy to treat dry and wet forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in persons over the age of 50. The technology platform is also expected to have secondary applications for several orphan diseases, including Stargardt’s macular degeneration. 

Imaging Solutions Group

The Imaging Solutions Groupprovides a full spectrum of components and processes to enable them to meet targets. They provide plug-and-play cameras with standard interfaces and can customize these platforms to create a specific function for any application. The engineers at the Imaging Solutions Group design a custom imaging system, optimized for cost and performance.

iuvo BioScience, LLC

iuvo BioScience, LLC, headquartered in Rush, N.Y., maintains a 30,000-square-foot preclinical laboratory testing facility that offers on-site Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care accredited vivarium, microbiology and specialty testing services for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, as well as complete validation and testing for the Erie, Pa. site sterilization services operations. iuvo BioScience in Erie operates from a 35,000-square-foot facility that contains sterilization vessels that utilize 100% ethylene oxide as the sterilizing agent, and offer capacities varying from two to 14 pallets.  iuvo BioScience has a talented team whose breadth of testing and consulting expertise spans multiple disciplines including analytical chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, and sterilization within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.  

Loeb & Loeb, LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice law firm with more than 300 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.

Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody is an international law firm with offices throughout the United States, China and London. With more than 700 attorney’s, Nixon Peabody handles complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law and intellectual property anywhere in the world. They ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

PARC, a Xerox Company

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, they provide custom research and development services, technology, expertise, best practices and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups and government agencies and partners. They create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities and reduce risk for clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the graphical user interface and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for their clients' businesses. 

Pharma International Inc.

Pharma International Inc. serves regulated industries including biopharma, medical device and financial services. For 25 years, they have delivered a unique blend of skill sets in market research, web development and packaging/labeling


Tapecon is a contract manufacturer that focuses on medical/medical device, industrial original equipment manufacturer, electronics and military/aerospace markets. Products include: single-use medical diagnostics, custom converted functional parts and shields, product identification and other printed markings. Tapecon's services platform includes in-house industrial & electronics engineering, commercialization services, validation services, graphic design, prototypes and supply chain maximization. The mix of competencies drive value for our customers. Tapecon is ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 13845:2003, FDA & ITAR registered and cGMP compliant.


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