The Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA), previously known as the Medical Device Action Group, was founded in February 2009 and is based in Austin, Texas. The organization was established to support medical device entrepreneurs who had a need to network with peers and build synergy with the medical community, other biotech entrepreneurs, academia, and medical device industry service providers.
The primary objective of the Alliance is to help create an infrastructure that provides all elements necessary for the successful creation, development, production, and distribution of end-user medical devices. In a phrase, the objective of the Alliance is to:
The Alliance objectives are pursued by hosting quarterly meetings featuring service-oriented presentations and extended networking opportunities among participants. The Alliance roster has grown steadily, from 35 participants in early 2009 to more than 400 today. Each critical segment of the medical device community is represented, including entrepreneurial-minded medical doctors, biotech industry personnel, life sciences academicians, investors, medical device service providers, IP attorneys, and others. Critical topics presented and discussed at the quarterly meetings include:
Participants also have the opportunity to enroll in training courses specifically tailored to the medical device community. Training course topics include ISO compliance, medical devices design controls, quality system regulations, and CE marking for medical devices.
Participation in the Texas Medical Device Alliance is by invitation only. Further information may be obtained through online inquiry.