Medical Device Manufacturing

Industry Overview

Medical products and devices that are manufactured in the Southcoast are sold all over the world. This is a direct result of the region’s productive and skilled workforce. The region is within close proximity to the nation’s most active markets for medical devices; Boston, Providence and Worcester.

By utilizing all of the Southcoast’s resources and business incentives, such as its strategic location and market access, businesses can become more efficient and profitable in this region.

Medical device manufacturers have access to a talented workforce, generated by educational offerings at UMass Dartmouth’s College of Engineering, Bristol Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, Diman Regional Voc-Tech in Fall River, Bristol-Plymouth Technical School, and Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Southcoast Medical Device Manufacturing Industry

  • The Southcoast is located in an ideal location, close to both Boston and Providence. Working with this strategic location makes it more effective to manufacture and sell medical equipment to companies and organizations in or around the cities.

Key Companies/Organizations

  • College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth – http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics
  • Dale Medical Productions
  • Tak Systems
  • Vision Aid Inc
  • Covidien
  • Zibra Corp
  • Enos Home Oxygen Therapy Inc
  • Medline Industries Inc
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
  • Metalor Technologies USA Corp
  • Textile & Rubber Chemical Co.
  • Murata Power Solutions Inc
  • Teleflex Inc
  • Lockheed Martin-Polaris
  • Paratronix Inc
  • Getinge USA Inc
  • Vital MED Inc
  • Health Enterprises Industries
  • De Puy Spine Inc
  • Five Star Surgical

Workforce Resources

  • College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth
    • U.S News and World Report ranks the College of Engineering within the top 40 undergraduate programs in the country, and UMass Dartmouth as a Tier1 national research university. The College has expertise in:
      • biomedical/healthcare engineering
      • biomimetic and composite materials
  • Bristol Community College 
    • The Center for Workforce and Community Education at Bristol Community College provides high quality, market-responsive training to support the evolving workforce. BCC also offers extensive courses in engineering.
  • Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership
    • MassMEP offers a wide range of manufacturing related trainings and resources to help manufacturers grow in the Commonwealth.
  • SouthCoast Workforce Investment Boards