“As we expand around the world, Smith & Nephew’s global presence will enable MassChallenge to better serve the most critical needs of startups innovating in the medical devices field.” says MassChallenges Managing Director, Scott Bailey.
Dr. Ruth Cheng, Director of Innovation, Advanced Surgical Devices Division at Smith & Nephew says, Smith & Nephew is committed to enabling greater access to innovations in healthcare technologies, so partnering with MassChallenge made perfect sense as they embark on an ambitious expansion plan. We are looking forward to working closely with the 2015 Accelerator startups to mentor and support them in this critical early stage of their development.
Continuing our 150-year tradition of innovation, we are proud to be the first medical device company to join MassChallenge as a sponsor. We believe this partnership will help create new opportunities for the MassChallenge medical device startups, and we are looking forward to being an active contributor to the 2015 accelerator activities.
About Smith & Nephew:
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions inOrthopaedic Reconstruction,Advanced Wound Management, Sports MedicineandTrauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 14,000 employees and apresence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2014 were more than$4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE:SNN).