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Innovation Today for Better Health Care Tomorrow
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1st Apr, 2009 | Source : Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Millions of Americans have benefited from the technological innovations developed by entrepreneurial medical device manufacturers. In most cases these breakthroughs are a result of close collaboration between physicians and engineers working together to enhance the quality of care for patients. For more than 15 years the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) has been the unified voice representing these research-driven medical technology companies in Washington, DC. MDMA has sought to improve the quality of patient care by encouraging the development of new medical technology and fostering the availability of innovative products in the marketplace on behalf of its nearly 200 member companies.

The Food and Drug Administration has stated, "the pace of medical invention is accelerating, inspiring hope for better clinical outcomes with less invasive procedures and shorter recovery times, all in lower cost settings."* MDMA member companies are at the forefront of these innovations, developing life-sustaining and life-enhancing therapies. In addition to developing products that are more effective and less invasive, medical technology companies are aggressively exploring the convergence of device and biologic approaches to develop therapies that are targeted to specific patient populations. While this transformation towards personalized medicine requires significant research and development investment, the medical technology industry is committed to assisting millions of Americans in living more healthy and productive lives.

The core mission of MDMA is to accelerate the delivery of innovative, safe and effective medical products to health care professionals and their patients. This is achieved by promoting policies and educational programs that always have the best interest of the patient in mind. To learn more about MDMA please visit

"MDMA is the voice of innovative developers of medical devices. MDMA deals with the real issues that face the future of health care."
Joe Kiani, Chairman and CEO
Masimo Corporation
Irvine, CA

"MDMA tackles the key issues impacting the innovators and entrepreneurs in the medical device industry. My company benefits daily from the insights and actions of the association."
Eamonn Hobbs, President and CEO
AngioDynamics, Inc.
Queensbury, NY

*The Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s Medical Device Innovation Initiative, May 2006.



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