MedTech Intelligence is a digital media community for medical technology innovators, healthcare delivery professionals, and industry regulators working to improve patient care and provide greater access to affordable, efficient healthcare. We inform, educate and connect Medical Device, Diagnostic, Digital Health and Regulatory organizations with original in-depth features and reports, curated industry news and user-contributed content, and live and virtual conferences that offer knowledge, perspective, strategies, and resources to aid in medical technology development, inspire collaboration, and share innovative solutions.
To educate product design, development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory industry professionals with news, analysis, technology and applications content that help the industry develop and market products effectively within the current regulatory and market conditions.
Rick Biros, Publisher
Rick has 30 years of B2B publishing experience. Early in his career, he worked on Food Processing and then Food Engineering magazines in sales and then a management role. After an E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest killed four children and made national headlines, Rick recognized the gap in food industry trade journals and created a new media segment by founding Carpe Diem Communications, where he developed and launched Food Quality, the first trade magazine serving the food safety and quality market. He then developed the Food Quality Award and The Food Quality Conference & Expo as well as launched two other print magazines, Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality and Contamination Control. Under his direction, Food Quality and Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality received editorial excellence awards from The American Society of Business Publication Editors which included his own monthly column in Food Quality. In 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired Carpe Diem and Rick went to work as their Global Business Development Director for Life Sciences.
In mid 2009, Rick continued his entrepreneurial interests with the development of Innovative Publishing Company, specializing in digital media and events. He developed the business model for Innovative Publishing Company with its first property, MedTech Intelligence, a digital magazine and e-newsletter coupled with a series of focused conferences, both online and onsite, serving the medical device and diagnostics industries. The digital media and events model addresses the three main marketing objectives of today’s B2B advertisers and exhibitors: Brand Awareness, Thought Leadership and Lead Generation. Innovative Publishing’s business model can validate a return on investment for advertisers that print media cannot, which results in high customer retention year after year.
In 2012, using the same business model, Rick expanded Innovative Publishing’s portfolio with its second digital magazine and e-newsletter, Food Safety Tech. In 2014, the Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo debuted which added an exhibition hall to Innovative Publishing’s conference model. In late 2015, Cannabis Industry Journal was launched and in 2019, the Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo premiered.
In 2020, due to COVID-19, Innovative Publishing successfully pivoted to virtual events with a unique model of weekly episodes that is evolving into hybrid events for 2021 and beyond.
Inga Hansen, Managing Editor
Inga Hansen is the managing editor of MedTech Intelligence and Food Safety Tech. She has more than 20 years’ experience in business-to-business healthcare media. Inga previously served as executive editor of MedEsthetics magazine and associate editor of Dialysis & Transplantation.
Rich West, Publishing Director
Rich has broad cross-disciplined leadership experience. His 40-year career spans large, small, and start-up organizations in media, marketing, and manufacturing with responsibilities including operational leadership, scaling growth, strategic marketing, and sales development.
As a media executive, Rich has developed a keen understanding of the relationships among content consumption, creativity, technology and successful sales & marketing strategy. His expertise and passion for operational excellence was further strengthened as the senior business manager responsible for the cardiovascular product portfolio within a leading medical device contract manufacturing company.
A Journalism graduate of the University of Central Florida, Rich and his wife live in Pennsylvania’s southern Chester County countryside where they enjoy spending time with their 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
RJ Palermo, Sales Director
RJ has more than 20 years of media, conference and agency experience. He was most recently a biopharmaceutical equipment contributor for the Pharma’s Almanac publication, and delivered several branding and research projects for pharmaceutical and medical device contract manufacturers. For 17 years RJ served as vice president of Interphex, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing event in North America and was a key contributor of a successful launch of Medical Device Puerto Rico, which created the largest life sciences event in the Caribbean. RJ is an avid NY sports fan, and enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends. RJ is married to his wife Beth, has a daughter Nora and dog Beau, and resides in Norwalk, CT.
MedTech Intelligence is published and owned by Innovative Publishing Company, Inc., Edgartown, Massachusetts USA; Rick Biros, President and Founding Principal.