Cicero conducted extensive secondary research on the medical device and diagnostics industry throughout the United States and identified what states were doing to grow their medical device sectors. Additionally, Cicero conducted over 100 interviews (in-person and by telephone) with medical device company leaders, association leadership, and with various legislators, consolidated findings and gave step-by-step road map for significantly expanding the medical sector in Utah. Results were presented at the MD4 Conference.
Cicero then drafted five pieces of legislation most likely to impact growth for the medical device sector in Utah. Cicero was then instrumental in working with lobbyists, industry leaders and legislators to pass the legislation (with a fiscal note during an extremely fiscally conservative year for the legislature) to attract and expand medical device companies to Utah.
Based on the success of the study, Cicero’s leadership serves on the state’s Advisory Board as well as continues to conduct research to guide the organization’s efforts to improve the medical device and diagnostics industry’s presence in Utah.