A new web-only publication MassDevice.com was recently launched to serve the Massachusetts medical device market.

You might ask, do we really need another publication to serve the life sciences industry? But the problem with nearly all of the currently available sources is that coverage tends to be dominated by pharma and biopharma news. And though they’re often linked together by the media and by governing bodies, there are important distinctions between the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Massachusetts’ medical device companies deserve the focus, and the resources that this new site intends to give. Not only is the state the center of the medical device universe (a¬†$8.3 billion industry in the state, according to MassDevice.com), it now must operate under the nation’s most restrictive¬†regulations governing industry payments to physicians.¬†

Best of luck to MassDevice.com. We’ll be watching.