Trade Association Resources

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center works closely with MassBio and MassMEDIC, the Commonwealth’s two life sciences trade association. Learn more about each organization below.



The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1985 that represents more than 975 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, disease foundations and other organizations involved in life sciences and healthcare. View the member directory.

MassBio is committed to advancing Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives. MassBio leverages its network of innovative companies and industry thought leaders to advance policy and promote education while providing member programs, events, industry information, and services.

The MassBio Gateway connects companies to the unparalleled community of contract service providers – including CROs, CMOs, and regulatory consultants covering discovery through commercialization. Enter the Gateway today to search for specific capabilities, browse summary and detailed company profiles, and start conversations quickly and securely.




The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) is an organization of medical device manufacturers, suppliers and associated non-profit groups in Massachusetts and the surrounding region.

Founded in 1996 by medical device company executives to establish a unified voice for the Bay State’s vibrant medical technology sector, MassMEDIC has grown to become the largest regional medical device association in the United States, with over 350 members representing manufacturers, product developers, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers. Over the past 20 years, the efforts of MassMEDIC and its members have driven MedTech industry success and growth in the region, establishing Massachusetts as the nation’s second largest medical technology community. View the member directory.

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