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Nutter co-sponsors annual M2D2 New Venture Competition for innovative medical device startups

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As part of its ongoing work with emerging life science and medical device companies, Nutter today announced that it is again co-sponsoring the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center’s (M2D2) 2014 New Venture Competition. The annual, nation-wide competition was created to bring forward innovations emerging from early-stage medical device companies.

The M2D2 New Venture Competition Program will award a total of $50,000 of in-kind business services from Nutter McClennen & Fish, co-sponsors Smith & Nephew, Inc. and M2D2.

All applicants must submit an initial application which will be reviewed by M2D2. Fifteen finalists will then be invited to present their concepts in-person at a public event at M2D2’s offices on
March 26, 2014.

For more information on the competition and how to apply, companies should visit

About M2D2
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center is a joint initiative of the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the UMass system. Its aim is to help new medical device entrepreneurs develop products every step of the way, from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Its affiliated faculty and staff have has assisted more than 100 start-up companies and entrepreneurs since the program kicked off in the spring of 2007.

About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP represents an international roster of innovative clients involved in a range of sophisticated technologies in the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as renowned medical institutions and research universities, emerging growth companies and angel and venture capital firms. The firm’s expertise spans IP strategy, prosecution and litigation; strategic collaborations and licensing; clinical trials and regulatory compliance; as well as M&A, capital raising and finance, government investigations and defense, and product liability. Nutter was co-founded in 1879 by Louis D. Brandeis, who later became one of the most celebrated justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in modern times.

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