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

- Jordan Vitick
Nathan Rader-Edkin, Pennsylvania College of Technology | Rising Stars 2023

Rader-Edkin became a senior molding engineer in Franklin Lakes, N.J., in June 2021, then moved back to PCT to be named program manager for the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center… Full Article

- Adil Husnain
The Evolution of Medical Credentialing Standards and Their Impact on the Industry

The healthcare industry is heavily regulated and governed by various standards to ensure patient safety, quality of care, and accountability. One such standard is medical credentialing, which is the process… Full Article

- Jordan Vitick
Ushma Patel, Comar LLC | Rising Stars 2023

In her spare time, Ushma Patel volunteers with environmental efforts such as picking up litter and cleaning up beaches and rivers. Full Article

US FDA approves expanded MRI labelling for Abbott's Eterna SCS system

Abbott announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved expanded MRI labelling for its Eterna spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system to include new leads that are MR… Full Article

DuPont to Acquire Spectrum Plastics

The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2023. Full Article

- Erez Kaminski
How Can Medtechs Prepare for the FDA’s Shift Left Strategy on Cybersecurity

Regulators have become increasingly concerned about the potential for medical devices to become a vector for spreading malware attacks across hospital networks, resulting in untold patient harm and billions of… Full Article

- Julianne Malveaux
State, Federal Policy Should Exempt Medical Devices from ‘Right-to-Repair’ Movement

While there are many consumer technology and electronic products for which the right to repair ideology may not have much of a safety risk, or perhaps even be beneficial, life-saving… Full Article

- Omar Ford
Vicarious Gives Regulatory Update on Surgical Robot

The Waltham, MA-based company noted timelines remain on track and locked in on design for the technology. Full Article

- Vanesa Listek
6K Additive and RICOH Announce Advances in Medical 3D Printing at Rapid + TCT

The RAPID + TCT event has finished its 2023 run, but not before 6K Additive and RICOH  made significant announcements related to medical 3D printing. 6K Additive announced its partnership...… Full Article

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