Medical Device Transport Council

In 2014, the Medical Device Transport Council (MDTC) was formed to promote the safe transport of medical devices, particularly devices involving regulated dangerous goods such as lithium batteries, compressed gases, or biological substances. By working directly with regulators and other stakeholders, the MDTC works toward building a consensus that leads toward the development of regulations that enhance transportation safety with minimum disruption to critical medical device supply chains.

Members of the MDBTC are well-established companies, each with decades of experience providing lifesaving and life-enhancing medical devices to patients and hospitals. The Council represents companies that manufacture both implantable and portable life-saving medical devices such as electronic pacemakers, automated external defibrillators, neurological stimulators, and the lithium cells and batteries that power them. Together, the companies that comprise this Council account for a significant share of the global market and produce some of the most advanced batteries and medical devices.


Since its inception, HSC Consultants have provided administrative support to Council members. This support consists of monthly conference calls where we update the Council on regulatory and industry initiatives affecting their supply chains, participating in regulatory and standards development working groups, drafting white papers and letters in support of regulatory amendments, answering questions related to transportation regulations, and training development. Throughout the years, our Council has succeeded in getting regulators and stakeholders to understand the state-of-the-art quality and safety of medical devices as well as how overly burdensome restrictions have impacted supply chains to the detriment of patient health. The Council was instrumental in getting specific medical device language in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act as well as regulatory changes affecting medical devices in the USPS Publication 52 and PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Regulations. 


Please visit: MDTC to learn more.