Advancing medical device innovation within the life sciences community.

  • R2FACT Product Development

    Brownmed, Inc.

  • HEMCO Corporation

    Pulse NeedleFree Systems


    RBC Medical Innovations

  • Zutron Medical, LLC

    R2FACT Product Developoment

  • Nanova Biomaterials, Inc.


  • R2FACT Product Developoment

    Brownmed, Inc.

  • AIV Inc

    R2FACT Product Developoment


    Brownmed, Inc.

  • Zutron Medical, LLC

    R2FACT Product Developoment

Our Story

Our medical device firms produce and/or develop innovative products or technology for human or animal health.

The medical device industry is experiencing rapid growth in the Greater Kansas City Region. A recent survey conducted by KCALSI showed the growth has been 39% between 2009 and 2012 and we expect the Medical Device Network (MDN) to support further growth.

MDN was established two years ago to bring together large established medical device companies as well as small and start-up companies.

MDN meetings are held on a quarterly basis to identify common areas of interest to the industry and problems commonly experienced by medical device companies. Using the wide range of experiences and resources, MDN works towards identifying best practices.

Our Assets

MDN member companies have a wide range of products, medical device experience, and available talent.

The participation of senior level representatives from member companies in MDN proceedings further enriches our asset pool. MDN meetings become an active resource of innovative experience and provide the ability to address any business issues at hand. And MDN further benefits from the individual networks of these executives, which combined, represents the deepest resource of contacts available within the region.

Medical Device Network Members

Membership Advantages

Membership is open to all medical device manufacturers and development firms in the Kansas City region, including both Kansas and Missouri.

MDN includes companies of all sizes that manufacture and distribute medical device products, as well as consultants and other suppliers providing essential materials to the industry.

MDN member companies offer collaborative partnerships that provide consistent quality, efficiency, and reliability.

All MDN meeting participants are C-level executives or key decision makers in member companies.

Key industry support organizations like BioKansas, MOBIO, the Metropolitan Community College, and KCALSI are MDN members.

News + Events

Medical Device Network Meetings

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Enterprise Center of Johnson County


Industry Events



Medical Device Startup -Forest Devices- Finds Local Fit with Stroke Detection Tech

October 12, 2016

After conducting national scale research, Kesinger learned that half of all strokes — when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off — are undetected before the patient’s arrival at the hospital. Without methods of early detection, Kesinger said strokes lead to thousands of deaths and billions in unnecessary annual costs.  Kesinger examined a plethora of technologies to tackle the problem. After a single “eureka moment,” he realized that the technologies to more effectively detect strokes already existed but that it had yet to be commercialized.  Full Story »

Spinal Simplicity Lands Investor In Nueterra Capital, Advances Opportunity For FDA-Cleared Minuteman Fusion Device

May 4, 2016

Overland Park-based Spinal Simplicity LLC announced Tuesday the closing of a financing round with an investment from Leawood-based private equity and advisory firm Nueterra Capital, following its commercialization in the U.S. Full Story »

KC medical device company reduces NICU stays by a week

May 4, 2016

A trial has revealed that premature infants who were on feeding tubes and received treatment with Olathe-based Innara Health's NTrainer System transitioned quicker to independent oral feeding and spend less time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The NTrainer System helps infants born prematurely transition to oral feeding and is already in use at hospitals nationwide.  Full Story »