UBM Medical, Medical Alley Association Partner on MD&M Minneapolis

August 30, 2016

UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. 

The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.

MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for more than 20 yearsand brings more than 600 suppliers and 5,000 industry professionals under one roof.

"The partnership between UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association benefits the medtech community as a whole with a conference program that focuses on new content designed to drive innovation in the industry,” said Stephen Corrick, senior vice president of the Advanced Manufacturing Portfolio, UBM Americas.

He added, “Based in one of the most prominent medtech hubs in the world, the MD&M Minneapolis Conference covers the latest trends in medical design and manufacturing. We are excited to deliver a highly educational conference for an industry that's always on the cusp of new healthcare discoveries.”

The partnership between UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and MAA has brought together a two-day, three-track conference, covering topics such as, emerging medical trends and structural heart innovations in addition to prevention and detection in cybersecurity.

Minnesota's Medical Alley region has proven to have a global footprint, but at the local level, it is a community that is continuously outperforming itself, according to show organizers.

According to Medical Alley Association's Q2 2016 Investment Report: "Investment in health technology is up 75 percent over the last four years with $227Mhaving been invested in the first half of 2016 alone." The last three years have seen $300M+ investment dollars directed to medical device companies as well as additional dollars funding a more diverse investment portfolio across all health technology sectors.*

"Health technology leaders know Medical Alley as the driver of the evolution of healthcare and manufacturing. We're proud to partner with MD&M and the UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group to further advance this world-class conference and bring the world's medical technology innovators to Medical Alley," said Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association.

The Medical Alley Association champions and facilitates an environment that enables health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

The association is a state-based member organization that works to promote Minnesota's Medical Alley by influencing policy at the state and federal levels.

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