Today's Topline - 5/8/20

Friday, May 8, 2020

Source: MedTech Association

Good Friday morning:

As we approach the weekend, temperatures across the state feel more February-like than May and some of us are bracing for possible snow on Mothers’ Day.  Ugh.  Here’s hoping more consistently warm weather is on the horizon.

New York State boasts a richer community of world-class academic and research institutions than anywhere in the world.  Our colleges and universities are integral to the bio/med industry as engines of research, entrepreneurship, commercialization and workforce development.  And, alas, no segment of the economy has been harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic than higher education.

With characteristic resilience and determination, New York’s academic community is focused on business continuation and planning for a re-start this Fall.  Leaders at RIT, Cornell University, The University of Rochester, Syracuse University, SUNY and others have released detailed plans to resume full operations as soon as possible.  Liberal arts colleges like Colgate, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, and Union have also committed to quickly returning to pre-pandemic status. These are just a few of the institutions that make New York’s academic community a driving force in our economy.

This much is clear: the coronavirus pandemic will have a profound and lasting impact on research and education.  We at MedTech salute our academic partners and commit to supporting their efforts today and into the future.

MedTech exists to deliver value to the bio/med industry and serve those on the front lines of healthcare advances.  We rely on our members to make that possible.  Please take a moment to join or renew your membership today.  Renewing members can lock in last year’s rate through 2021.  New members who join today will receive 3 free months on their membership year.  Don’t wait.  We need your support to continue the work we do.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific questions and concerns. Regular updates can be found at our website, which is refreshed daily.

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