MassBio and MassMEDIC Form Alliance to Support Convergence in Life Sciences Industry & Provide Greater Value for Members

Apr 07, 2020

Alliance to include coordinated policy and communications efforts, joint programming, and exclusive savings and rewards

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) and the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) today announced a formal alliance to support further convergence in the life sciences industry and provide greater value for members. The alliance includes coordinated policy and communications efforts, program discounts for MassMEDIC and MassBio members, joint programming around professional development and networking, and access to MassBio’s expanded member savings program, New England Edge.

“The biopharma, digital health, and medical device sectors continue to converge, creating incredible opportunities for patients and the delivery of healthcare. It’s up to our collective organizations to support further convergence in Massachusetts, and that means more coordinated activities and shared resources,” said Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO, MassBio. “We’re thrilled to partner with MassMEDIC and bring our collective members even greater benefits and savings. Together, we’ll support each other’s shared mission to keep Massachusetts the best place in the world for the life sciences.”

Members from both organizations will enjoy exclusive access to certain networking events and programming, with the goal of bringing together biopharma and medical device companies to solve our toughest unmet medical needs. The alliance will also aggregate the purchasing power of each organizations’ member companies to allow them to have a strong presence in the marketplace and benefit from competitive discounts and premier customer service through MassBio’s New England Edge.

New England Edge currently saves MassBio members more than $175 million each year in lab, office, and other critical supplies and services. The program boasts an impressive roster of Preferred Partners, each of which were carefully selected to join the program, and include:

  • Fisher Scientific (lab supplies and related equipment)
  • Veolia Environmental Services (environmental waste services)
  • Middlesex Gases (packaged cylinder & bulk gases)
  • W.B. Mason (office supplies)
  • Eze Castle Integration (IT services) 
  • Flight Centre Travel Group (travel management)
  • LabCloud, Inc. (e-Procurement)
  • UPS (carrier shipping)
  • And many more!

“We’re excited about the chance to partner with MassBio, which will leverage our combined organizational strengths to help members save money through the New England Edge platform, so they have the supplies and resources they need to grow. This program is first-in-class, and most important, locally grown,” said Brian Johnson, President, MassMEDIC. “We jumped at the chance to work with MassBio, which is a world class trade association, representing the most innovative companies in the world. Our organizations have been integral to the life sciences community for decades and we believe this alliance will bring that community together in an even more powerful way.”

Learn more about New England Edge here.

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About 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. For more information, visit

About MassBio

MassBio’s mission is to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. MassBio represents the premier global life sciences and healthcare hub, with 1,300+ members dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases through transformative science and technology that brings value and hope to patients. Founded in 1985, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs, events, industry information, and services. For more information, visit

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