NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Americas' largest East Coast medical technology event, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, and MedTech Association, a membership-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry in New York State, announce a partnership for the inaugural New York Medtech Week, June 14 -16, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
New York Medtech Week is a week-long initiative highlighting the numerous innovations and medical device companies based in New York State that save lives throughout the region and the rest of the world. New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will kick off New York Medtech Week on Tuesday, June 14 prior to the opening of MD&M East's Expo. Hochul will provide remarks on the critical role the medical device industry plays in the New York State economy and the many state resources available to companies looking to grow or locate in New York. She will also welcome attendees to the event at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
"Under Governor Cuomo, our state continues to strategically invest in the bioscience and medical technology industry," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Through the Regional Economic Development Councils, START-UP NY and other creative initiatives, we are building on our past successes and working to attract additional related businesses. By creating a pipeline of trained professionals, we will ensure that this critical industry continues to thrive and support thousands of jobs."
As the cornerstone event within the most comprehensive advanced manufacturing show on the East Coast, MD&M East covers the entire end-to-end product development process of medical device manufacturing. The expo showcases cutting-edge technology from more than 500 leading suppliers.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with UBM and proud to be hosting New York State's first Medtech Week," said MedTech president, Jessica Crawford. "New York is the eighth largest medical device industry in the nation, accounting for more than 13,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in economic impact. MD&M East is the perfect event to celebrate the many accomplishments of the medical device industry in our state."
"We're honored to host Lt. Governor Hochul at New York Medtech Week, as she opens the MD&M East Expo and welcomes the local medical device community to explore the latest innovations -- many from the region's top suppliers," said Stephen Corrick, senior vice president and portfolio director of UBM Americas' Advanced Manufacturing group. "Her presence and support demonstrates the profound impact of the medical technology and advanced manufacturing industries on New York State."
For more information and to register for MD&M East, visit: http://mdmeast.mddionline.com.
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UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communication services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
About MedTech Association
MedTech connects New York State's Bio/Med industry through collaboration, education and advocacy. We are an active association of more than 100 pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies, their suppliers and service providers and research universities. For more than 10 years we have boosted the success and growth of our members. For more information, visit www.medtech.org. Like MedTech on Facebook and follow MedTech on Twitter.
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