MedTech Color Collaborative Community on Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Device Product Development and Clinical Research

Working together to advance the representation of persons of color in medical device product development and clinical research.

Our Mission

MedTech Color has convened this Collaborative Community to serve as a forum where medtech professionals and other stakeholders can address minority health issues in medical device product development and clinical research.

Our Focus

We develop strategies, resources, best practices, and thought leadership to increase awareness and mitigate the impacts of unconscious bias, social determinants of health, and lack of inclusion or consideration of racial and ethnic minorities in critical aspects of the product development lifecycle.

We are working to advance solutions and awareness on:

Disease State Awareness

  • Symptom presentation.
  • Disease prevalance.
  • Disease pathways.

Recruitment and Retention

  • Subject recruitment and retention.
  • Researcher/Investigator recruitment and retention.
  • Pipeline strategies and resources.

Product Development and Clinical Research

  • Patient-centered design.
  • Reducing bias in clinical trial design.
  • Inclusive product development strategies.

Evidence Development

  • Advancing research on minority health issues.
  • Resources on minority health research and clinical trials.

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GET INVOLVED

Who participates in the MedTech Color Collaborative Community?

The Collaborative Community is open to all who are working in the medtech industry or other healthcare fields who wish to join, including representatives from the FDA and other government entities, industry and academic organizations, investors and VC firms, patient groups, payers and healthcare organizations, professional organizations, the media, and sponsors of MedTech Color and the Collaborative Community. Participants are expected to attend virtual meetings and provide input on matters discussed.

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Who manages the MedTech Color Collaborative Community?

The Collaborative Community is open to all who are working in the medtech industry or other healthcare fields who wish to join, including representatives from the FDA and other government entities, industry and academic organizations, investors and VC firms, patient groups, payers and healthcare organizations, professional organizations, the media, and sponsors of MedTech Color and the Collaborative Community. Participants are expected to attend virtual meetings and provide input on matters discussed.

  • Clinicians/Healthcare Providers
  • Medical Device/Technology Companies or BioTech Companies
  • Patient Representatives
  • Legal Professionals
  • Industry Professional Societies

  • Academic Organizations
  • Members at Large (i.e. IRB members, Research Coordinators, etc.)
  • Nonprofit / Patient Organizations
  • Other Governmental Agencies
  • MedTech Color Representatives

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Our Leadership

Executive Planning Committee

Nada Hanafi

Sr. Vice President Regulatory Strategy, Veranex
Board Member, MedTech Colorr

Vernessa Pollard

Partner, FDA practice Leader, Co-Chair Global Life Sciences Practice, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Board Member, MedTech Color

Jaime Wheeler

Sr. Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences

Kenita Barrow

Deputy General Counsel, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Collaborative Community Members

MedTech Color Collaborative Community Sponsors