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MDMA Response to the State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 24, 2012  
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WASHINGTON, DC – Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

"MDMA agrees with the President about focusing on manufacturing and innovation to provide a much-needed boost to our economy, but it is crucial that we have policies in place that will allow our members and the medical device industry to answer the challenge.

"Medical device manufacturers represent a unique American success story that continues to be the global leader in producing cutting-edge products that lead to great jobs. Medical device entrepreneurs help increase life expectancies and reduce hospital stays for patients, and are ready to help lead our nation to the next stage of innovation.

"MDMA continues to work on bipartisan solutions to improve FDA and repeal the medical device tax, which will allow America’s med-tech entrepreneurs to deliver tomorrow’s innovations.”