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4th Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition 2015
$100K Medical Device Challenge!

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center.


Companies will compete for $100,000 of services from M2D2, Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center.

All medical device technologies and inventions welcome and accepted! In addition the following New Venture Competition Sponsors have also identified the following specific areas of Interest.

Boston Scientific has identified specific areas of interest:
  • Additive Manufacturing for Implantable Devices
  • Use of Flexible Electronics to Provide Innovative Implantable Devices
  • Small Form-factor Imaging (65K+ pixels) and Single Pixel Cameras

Smith & Nephew has identified specific areas of interest:
  • Tools which enable procedure simplification
  • Tissue Sparing Procedures
  • Stabilization of and Integration/Fixation to bone
  • Novel Soft Tissue Repair
  • Joint Preservation Solutions
Last year, this event was attended by more than 200 representatives from local venture capital firms, angel investors and service firms, allowing attendees to network and receive informal feedback and develop relationships with key supports for early stage companies.  
Finalists will present their business plan at a Pitch & Showcase Event on April 1, 2015 at UMass Lowell.  Awards will be presented on April 16, 2015 at the offices of Mintz Levin in Boston.

Entry Fee - Apply early to receive discounted application fees:
First (20) Applications - Free / By Jan 16, 2015: $25 / By Jan 30, 2015: $50


Note: Please remember to register and pay the application fee once your application has been submitted!
M2D2 is proud to host the first-ever M2D2/Mexico Medical Device Collaboration to be held Monday, September 23, 2013from 4:00pm - 6:00pm to be held at he UMass Lowell Elisia & Mark Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Building.  Join us for this networking opportunity in cooperation with the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston in welcoming a contingent of medical device entrepreneurs from Mexico while networking with professional industry partners, business leaders, and dignitaries.  Registration fee $10 per person before 09/06/2013 and $20. per person after 09/06/2013.  REGISTER HERE!

And visit us at www.uml.edu/M2D2 for more information about future events and M2D2 Services.  Questions can be sent to M2D2.

April 10, 2013


Little Sparrows, Cellanyx Diagnostics, and BioSignostix today were named the 2013 winners of the Second Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition awards program, which seeks out the most promising new medical device technologies in Massachusetts.  The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the headquarters of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston's Innovation District.

The entrepreneurs developing these new products received the highest scores from independent judges who heard their "pitches" at the M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center) Innovation Hub at UMass Lowell in March.  At the awards ceremony held today, all 15 companies that reached the final round of the competition offered a poster session and they again pitched their product ideas.

The first-place-winning product idea addresses neonatal jaundice and will receive $10,000 in M2D2 development services and Nutter legal services.  The award will help this start-up advance their product development and business concept toward commercialization.  Also, Gweepi Medical, which addresses urinary incontinence management, won the People's Choice Award and will receive $2,000 in M2D2 services and Nutter services.

"The M2D2  New Venture competition showcased 15 great new medical device ideas this year.  They are all worthy of support.  We especially congratulate the winners - Little Sparrows, Cellanyx, and BioSignostix -- and pledge to help them succeed," said Stephen McCarthy, co-director of M2D2 and UMass Lowell plastics engineering professor. "Working with these entrepreneurs helps M2D2 fulfill its mission: ensuring that Massachusetts is the best place in the world for medical device startups."


"The M2D2 new venture competition is becoming a signature event for medical device entrepreneurs," said William C. Geary III, co-managing partner of Nutter, which was the title sponsor of the competition.  "Our lawyers coach the entrants on their pitches and expose them to potential funding sources.  It's exciting to see the innovation taking place, and our participation is a way to contribute to a strong medical device industry with a competitive future."


The annual M2D2 New Venture Competition is open to Massachusetts-based medical device technology startup businesses and inventors.  This year, 15 finalists were chosen and presented their concepts to a panel of judges.  The prize money includes services from the UMass schools, coordinated through M2D2, including prototyping from the UMass Lowell College of Engineering, business plan and market development from the UMass Lowell Manning School of Business, and services from the Medical School in Worcester.  The competition is sponsored by Nutter, which is also a platinum sponsor of M2D2.

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