February 26, 2016

Access Vascular, Inc.

Access Vascular, Inc.

“Earning access to a database of eligible interns from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center enabled us to quickly identify two qualified Engineering students with skills that perfectly matched our company’s needs. It was impressive how quickly they learned the requirements and then took on increasing levels of responsibility. Thanks to their efforts, our early stage, medical device company was able to advance the critical, preliminary development stages faster than anticipated.

After the program term finished, one of the interns transitioned into a full-time role with our company and the other was hired by another life sciences company that was impressed with the experienced he gained.  The financial support and talent pool makes the internship challenge a beneficial opportunity for emerging companies looking to improve capital efficiency and engage resources primed to be future life science professionals.”

– James Biggins, President of Access Vascular


“As an intern at Access Vascular, I helped develop the core material technology that will address a clinical need that effects many patients. Along with extensive material experimentation, I also helped to design and build the equipment with which we make, process, and test our devices. Working for a start-up right out of college was an absolute game-changer for me; not only did I have a great deal of responsibility in a newly established lab, but was also able to play a role in the early stages of the company. I worked closely with incredible scientists and engineers who let me express my own ideas on how to push our technology forward. My experience at Access Vascular through the MLSC Internship Challenge showed me how much hard work goes into establishing a life sciences company, especially for technologies that directly benefit human health and efficiency in the healthcare system. I am now an Associate R&D Engineer at Access Vascular, and am grateful for the strong foundation that my internship gave me for a career with Access Vascular and for future endeavors in the life sciences field.” 

– Felicity Meyer