Our medical device firms produce and/or develop innovative products or technology for human or animal health.
The medical device industry is experiencing rapid growth in the Greater Kansas City Region. A recent survey conducted by KCALSI showed the growth has been 39% between 2009 and 2012 and we expect the Medical Device Network (MDN) to support further growth.
MDN was established two years ago to bring together large established medical device companies as well as small and start-up companies.
MDN meetings are held on a quarterly basis to identify common areas of interest to the industry and problems commonly experienced by medical device companies. Using the wide range of experiences and resources, MDN works towards identifying best practices.
MDN includes companies of all sizes that manufacture and distribute medical device products, as well as consultants and other suppliers providing essential materials to the industry.
MDN member companies offer collaborative partnerships that provide consistent quality, efficiency, and reliability.
All MDN meeting participants are C-level executives or key decision makers in member companies.
Key industry support organizations like BioKansas, MOBIO, the Metropolitan Community College, and KCALSI are MDN members.
June 27, 2017
Mobility Designed, a Kansas City medical device startup, has appointed a new CEO. Previously held by co-founder Liliana Younger, the CEO role is now held by Dan Alcazar. A serial entrepreneur, Alcazar has experience growing early-stage, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, including RJR Nabisco, Sprint and Embarq. Younger will remain on the board and maintain an active role within the Mobility Designed. Full Story »
May 4, 2016
A trial has revealed that premature infants who were on feeding tubes and received treatment with Olathe-based Innara Health’s NTrainer System transitioned quicker to independent oral feeding and spend less time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NTrainer System helps infants born prematurely transition to oral feeding and is already in use at hospitals nationwide. Full Story »
April 2, 2015
Dr. Nick Franano, the breakfast speaker at the 16th-annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, recalled presenting at the forum in 2003 and where the organization it as now in 2015.Full Story »