Advancing medical device innovation within the life sciences community.

  • R2FACT Product Development

    Brownmed, Inc.

  • HEMCO Corporation

    Pulse NeedleFree Systems


    RBC Medical Innovations

  • Zutron Medical, LLC

    R2FACT Product Developoment

  • Nanova Biomaterials, Inc.


  • R2FACT Product Developoment

    Brownmed, Inc.

  • AIV Inc

    R2FACT Product Developoment


    Brownmed, Inc.

  • Zutron Medical, LLC

    R2FACT Product Developoment

Our Story

Our medical device firms produce and/or develop innovative products or technology for human or animal health.

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

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 2015 and we expect the Medical Device Network (MDN) to support further growth.

MDN was established eight 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.

Our Assets

MDN member companies have a wide range of products, medical device experience, and available talent.

The participation of senior level representatives from member companies in MDN proceedings further enriches our asset pool. MDN meetings become an active resource of innovative experience and provide the ability to address any business issues at hand. And MDN further benefits from the individual networks of these executives, which combined, represents the deepest resource of contacts available within the region.

Medical Device Network Members

Membership Advantages

Membership is open to all medical device manufacturers and development firms in the Kansas City region, including both Kansas and Missouri.

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.

News + Events

Medical Device Network Meetings

Date:  April 17, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topic:  Rapid Prototyping
Location:   MCC-Business & Technology Campus            1775 Universal Avenue  Kansas City, MO 64120

Register Here

Industry Events



Mobility Designed Names New CEO, Raises More Than $1M

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 »

KC Medical Device Company Reduces NICU Stays By a Week

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 »

Proteon Founder Franano Links InvestMidwest’s Past and Future

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.

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