After years of promise, R.I. medtech sector emerging from Boston’s shadow

Updated Feb. 3.

FULL CIRCLE: Providence-based Maternova was the first medtech venture to complete an accelerator program at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. The company’s founder, Meg Wirth, is now SEG’s director of health and wellness. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
FULL CIRCLE: Providence-based Maternova was the first medtech venture to complete an accelerator program at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. The company’s founder, Meg Wirth, is now SEG’s director of health and wellness. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
After working for a large company for more than a decade, Dom Messerli was on his own for the first time in 2016. He’d just launched a medical-technology startup out of his Bristol home specializing in spinal implants. A lot of work remained between the implant concept and the market, including clearing regulatory hurdles, and…

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