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

Smith+Nephew receives Innovative Technology designation from Vizient for LEAF™ Patient Monitoring System

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) today announces that its LEAF Patient Monitoring System has received an Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the United States.… Full Article

- Joris Peels
3DPOD Episode 138: Point-of-Care Medical Device 3D Printing with Dr. Steven Kurtz, Drexel University

In this episode of the 3DPOD, we speak to Dr. Steven Kurtz, director of the Implant Research Center at Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems and...… Full Article

Medtronic appoints Michael Blackwell as India vice president

Medtronic plc, a leading global healthcare technology company, has recently announced the appointment of Michael Blackwell as vice president of India Medtronic Pvt Ltd, effective January 2023. In this role, Full Article

- Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Startups led by MIT mechanical engineers offer health care solutions

Companies founded by MechE faculty and alumni solve a variety of health care challenges, from better drug delivery to robotic surgery. Full Article

Foot And Ankle Devices Global Market Report 2022: Sector to Reach $6.77 Billion by 2026 at a 7.4% CAGR

DUBLIN, Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Foot And Ankle Devices Global Market Report 2022" report has been added to's offering. The global foot and ankle devices market is… Full Article

Wearable ultrasound tech coming soon with accurate real-time heart scans

The device is a small patch that can be worn on the skin and uses ultrasound technology to scan the heart in real time.  Full Article

- Team DWS
DWS Addresses Dental, Consumer, and More with Novel 3D Printers and Materials – AMS Speaker Spotlight

DWS is an expanding Italian company, globally active in the design and production of professional 3D printing systems in the dental, manufacturing, jewelry, and fashion design industries. DWS’ mission is...… Full Article

- Amanda Pedersen
How 3D Printing Enabled a Giant Leap Forward for Ostomy Patients

In this Behind the Design story, learn how 3D printing made manufacturing the OstomyCure Ties implant much more feasible. Full Article

- Elizabeth Montalbano
Novel 3D-Printed Microfluid Device Can Reduce Complexity of IVF

A dynamic cell culture created with a unique material and a 3D-printing fabrication process can potentially improve outcomes for prospective parents. Full Article

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