[M]EDNEXT Workshops

[M]EDNEXT, presented by MAGNET in partnership with BioOhio, is a program designed to connect established manufacturing companies to critical biomedical knowledge and resources that will help them diversify their revenue streams by entering the growing medical manufacturing industry to create jobs and strengthen the local and state economy.


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  • Don’t do this alone – your business wants to grow and [M]EDNEXT can help
  • Receive hands-on assistance to help your company sell into Ohio’s growing biotech industry
  • New markets, new ideas – diversify your revenue and inspire innovation in your company
  • Grow our region, our state, and your company!

[M]EDNEXT offers:

  • Workshops and education featuring insights and guidance from experts and peers, to help prepare you to enter the medical device market
  • Assessment, planning, and implementation assistance
  • Network with similar manufacturing companies and potential customers/partners
  • Initial one-day readiness assessment offered by MAGNET
  • Affordable expertise – free and discounted rates to events in the [M]EDNEXT series offer exceptional value to participants

Is My Company Qualified? [M]EDNEXT seeks companies that:

  • Seek to supply to a Medical Contract Manufacturer or Medical Device Manufacturer with components and parts for use in medical devices
  • Have a 3rd party registered ISO 9001, AS9100, or TS16949 Quality Management System in place or significantly in-process to achieve registration
  • Operation in one of the following process categories: precision injection molding, precision machining, precision investment casting, precision stamping, electronics, precious assembly, packaging and labeling, and custom capital equipment manufacturing
  • Have at least 10 employees and located in the state of Ohio

Complimentary registration is available for auto or aerospace suppliers interested in becoming a medical device supplier. Contact jgoldsberry@bioohio.com for the discount code.

2016[M]EDNEXT Workshops

  • Understanding and Involvement of the Medical Device Industry/Biomedical Industry,  February 26 (detail)
  • Additive Manufacturing Applications in the Medical Industry, May 4 (detail)
  • Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase presented by BioOhio, July 27 in Columbus (detail). In addition to exhibitors, workshops will be held on topics including:
    • Finding Your First Customer and Understanding Their Needs
    • Understanding the Biomedical Supply Chain and Developing a Plan to Enter Biomedical Markets
  • BioOhio FDA Regulatory Forum, September 14 (detail)
    • Featuring a panel of FDA speakers and industry experts covering issues critical to medical device companies
  • BioOhio FDA Regulatory 101 Series:  Medical Device Testing, Emerging Trends and Regulatory Expectations, presented by LexaMed, September 28 (detail)
  • BioOhio FDA Regulatory 101 Series, October 27 (detail)
    • Regulatory topics such as FDA warning letter response, risk management, and usability engineering, as well as a broad overview of medical device regulation in the United States, Canada, and the European Union
  • Case Study Presentation: Establishing a Compliant Medical Device Manufacturing Organization – November in Cleveland
    • Company leaders will share their strategy, experiences, and progress in transition from a well-established, non-medical focused company to a FDA compliant medical device company