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October 26, 2015

AdvaMed Names LifeScience Alley's Shaye Mandle Chair of the State Medical Technology Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. & MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Shaye Mandle as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance. Mandle is president and CEO of LifeScience Alley, the largest state-based health technology trade association, representing Minnesota's Medical Alley region.

The State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA) is a consortium of state and regional trade associations representing their local medical technology companies. SMTA’s mission is to collectively advocate on behalf of the medical technology industry on the local, state and national levels by fostering a collaborative environment through sharing of best practices, promoting the industry and advocating for public policies that support innovation. 

“The medical technology industry is a hallmark of U.S. innovation represented by a community of people dedicated to improving and saving lives,” said Mandle. “Now more than ever, medical technology has the opportunity to help deliver better and more affordable care to patients worldwide. The efforts of SMTA members are critical to providing our elected leaders with the information needed to ensure the full national and global impact of this vital industry.”

“I look forward to Shaye's leadership as we advance policies to help ensure timely patient access to medical innovations and highlight the important role our industry plays as an engine of medical and economic progress,” said JC Scott, AdvaMed senior executive vice president, government affairs. “The SMTA has consistently supported the medical technology industry on the federal, state and local levels, an industry that helps patients live longer, healthier lives while lowering long-term health care costs.”

“It is an honor to have this opportunity to work together with our SMTA members, the team at AdvaMed, and our elected leaders to support our medical technology innovators in delivering life-changing innovations,” added Mandle. “Medical technology improves countless lives every day and I am proud to represent the people making it happen.”

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About LifeScience Alley

LifeScience Alley is a global leader in enabling health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare. By influencing policy, delivering actionable information and intelligence and connecting members with critical resources, we work to ensure that Minnesota's Medical Alley remains the world's strongest health technology community. The Association’s membership and supporting community extends throughout the world, employing more than 300,000 Minnesotans and many more globally. For more information, visit lifesciencealley.org.

About The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit www.advamed.org.