MedTech Ecosystem – Join the Conversation! With Brian Johnson, MassMEDIC

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
I&E Center, 2nd floor

Join us for a conversation with the President of MassMEDIC and learn more about the MedTech ecosystem in the region and about resources designed to foster innovation and support MedTech Startups.       

Brian Johnson  
President, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC)

Founded in 1996, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) is the largest regional MedTech association in the United States, with over 300 members representing manufacturers, product developers, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers. Over the past 20+ years, the efforts of MassMEDIC and its members have driven industry success and growth in the region, establishing Massachusetts as a world leader in this sector.

Brian Johnson was named president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) in July 2018. An accomplished author, media entrepreneur, Brian serves as the association’s second chief executive officer in its history, managing its day-to-day operations and working with medical device industry executives in developing its policy agenda. Since its establishment in 1996, MassMEDIC has grown to 300 member companies – manufacturers and developers of medical products, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers –  and has advanced the public policy interests of the New England medical device sector on Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, and before various federal agencies.

In 2007, Brian conceived and later launched, where he been responsible for the strategic vision of the company, from inception through the summer of 2018, including leading the company through an acquisition in 2015 by WTWH Media.   

As publisher, Brian spearheaded the growth of MassDevice from 0 to 100,000+ readers each month and led the company to profitability in just 3 years and more than $2.8M in annual sales. In 2011, Brian conceived and launched DeviceTalks, a live-interview series featuring leaders in medicine. The event, which is held three times annually in Boston, Minnesota and Orange County, California, has attracted thousands of medical device executives to date and featured leaders from some of the world’s largest medical technology companies. Since 2015, Brian also founded and launched two additional magazines, Medical Design & Outsourcing and Drug Delivery Business News, bringing total readership under his supervision to over 1.5 million. Under Brian’s direction, MassDevice and its associated properties were widely recognized for its commitment to quality journalism, winning a prestigious Communicator Award in 2012 for excellence with its live web video series “Disruptors.”