The Vision of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council is to advocate for progressive changes that foster sustained economic growth and support the development of a comprehensive, world-class workforce serving the Memphis area biomedical industry

The Mission of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council is to create a successful collaboration among member companies to identify shared economic development and workforce needs. This industry led initiative will advocate with state, local and federal entities, economic development agencies and educational institutions to effectively close the workforce gap for all levels of biomedical careers and support sustained industry growth.


Providing opportunities for individuals to obtain valuable training classes
and corporate resources while seeking a rewarding and lucrative career in the Medical Device Industry.


Joining the GMMDC network of professional educators, corporate mentors
and innovative entrepreneurs allows you to serve in a leading role
to advance the work of the largest exporter in Tennessee – the Medical Device industry.



Creating specialized training, education curriculum and tuition funding resources for the critical workforce needed to enhance and sustain the Medical Device industry in the Memphis area.

More than 55 life science companies are located in the Memphis area and they are hiring individuals seeking a rewarding career. While still in high school, students can use the Tennessee Promise grant and dual enrollment classes to complete a diploma in vocational training, and then go directly into a job or an apprenticeship – with no college debt! College students may receive the same grant opportunities and extra credit for courses already completed.

The medical device industry enables workers to become a part of breakthrough treatment options that improve the quality of life for millions of people. A career in this unique industry offers individuals an opportunity to experience new discoveries, meaningful work and innovative technologies. There are dozens of diverse jobs available in the development, design, manufacturing and delivery of medical devices.

We have educational resources that help with tuition, child care, resume writing, job counseling and job interviews.  Contact the GMMDC for assistance in taking your career to the next level of expertise and satisfaction.

Our honored veterans often find it difficult to find a way back to civilian employment and we’re here to help. Your dedication, service for our country, specialized skills and past experience are valued and rewarded in the medical device industry. We’ll provide you with educational programs to train and fine tune your special skills. And most of the tuition will be paid through grants and any military re-entry program provided to you.

Contact the GMMDC office today for more information. We need your expertise.

Medical Device Industry

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Employee Testimonials

Meet the Memphis-area residents building a career and future in the local medical device industry.

From machinist to business owners, the medical device industry offers multiple paths to the Memphis area workforce.

  • Machinist Level 1
  • Machinist Level 2
  • Company President/Owner
  • Senior Machinist
  • The Production of a Medical Device
Medical Device Industry

The Medical Device Industry Accounts for More than $2.2 Billion in Economic Impact

Our Biotech and Medical Device Companies generate more than $ 46 million in annual taxes for local and State governments and produce 17,000 regional jobs.

Medical Device Industry News

- Kate Stephenson, PhD
Manufacturing Resources are Creeping Beyond the Reach of Medical Innovation

Major M&A in medtech manufacturing seems to be leaving small business production behind to focus on their most profitable clients. Is this the consequence of success? Full Article

- Mintz
Medical Device Developers Now Required to Incorporate Cybersecurity Plans into FDA Premarket Submissions for “Cyber” Devices

Although the FDORA amendments have ushered in a more modern-day system in which sponsors of cyber device marketing applications will proactively provide their cybersecurity plans to the agency, the risks… Full Article

- Health and Human Services Department, Food and Drug Administration
Medical Devices; Orthopedic Devices; Classification of Spinal Spheres for Use in Intervertebral Fusion Procedures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is issuing a final rule to classify spinal spheres for use in intervertebral fusion procedures (an unclassified, preamendments device) into class III… Full Article

- Shelby Kellerman
Scheels secures Stryker naming rights ahead of Wichita store opening

The sponsorship will also fund improvements to the city-owned venue, including new nets and an expansion to the press box. Full Article

- Lisette Hilton
Growth Expected Despite Challenges in Contract Manufacturing

2023 looks promising for the CMDO industry after a 2022 filled with supply chain issues, inflation, and personnel shortages. Full Article

- Health and Human Services Department, Food and Drug Administration
Medical Devices; Technical Amendments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is amending certain medical device regulations to update mailing address and docket number and conform the regulatory provisions to the… Full Article

Smith+Nephew unveils 'Precision in Motion' for its Orthopaedics Arthroplasty portfolio at AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting

An uncompromising commitment to freedom of movement LONDON, March 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith+Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology company, today unveils "Precision in Motion", a franchise-level… Full Article

FDA Grants Lenire® Tinnitus Treatment Device De Novo Approval

Neuromod Devices Ltd. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted De Novo approval to Lenire, the first bimodal neuromodulation device of its kind to be… Full Article

- Ada Shaikhnag
MIT researchers 3D print patient-specific robotic heart

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method for 3D printing a flexible and soft replica of a patient’s heart. The team can then direct the… Full Article

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