Medical Device Manufacturer Recognized for Ventilator Production Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic
WEST BOYLSTON, Mass., November 4, 2020 — Medical device manufacturer Cogmedix was awarded the 5th Annual Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus Award for the Fourteenth Worcester District by Representative James O’Day.
The Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, formed in August 2014, brings together over 60 legislators from around the Commonwealth to focus on training for employees, expanding apprenticeship availability and encouraging innovation in the manufacturing sector.
Founded in 2008, Cogmedix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies. In July, the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team Funding Program recognized Cogmedix for the ability to manufacture necessary medical equipment. This program helped Cogmedix rapidly implement three FDA-compliant manufacturing lines for the production of ventilators. Ventilators have been instrumental in saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We sincerely thank Cogmedix for producing FDA-cleared ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Representative O’Day. “The production of lifesaving equipment is critical in the treatment of COVID-19 and we want to honor Cogmedix for stepping up to produce FDA-cleared ventilators.”
October celebrated Manufacturing Month in Massachusetts, recognizing the vital contributions of the commonwealth’s manufacturers. This year the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus’ 5th Annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony took place on Oct. 27. The virtual award ceremony featured keynote speakers and a 30-second video from each nominated company, as well as a booklet with a one-page feature of each awardee as a memento of the event.