Discover what “Patient Advocacy” means with Massnex
Minimize the risk of product development and commercialization by promoting trust with the community you serve.
why work with us?
Incomparable startup experience and innovation network access in the world's #1 life science ecosystem
Over two decades of experience working with early-stage health-tech and biotech companies that address suffering for patients and families with unmet needs.
Network & Reputation
We are natives of the world's most important life science ecosystem and our reputation matters. If you seek to alleviate suffering for patients and families we can help you gain access to the right people and networks.
Unique Value Proposition
Aligning the incentives of academia, industry, government, and philanthropy we use a patient-driven framework in order to advance patient advocacy.
We utilize our relationships to help those who suffer.
Massnex is a Boston-based consulting agency that accelerates development for early-stage life science companies by harnessing the power of patient advocacy. Our unique patient driven business development model offers a value proposition that benefits companies at all stages of clinical and commercial development. We understand how to focus at the grassroots level and work collaboratively with disease communities to gain the trust from key opinion leaders, advocacy groups, patients, and their families. Our headquarters is located in Boston, and we have our European office is in Zug, Switzerland.
Our multi-disciplinary strategy blends marketing, business development, government affairs, and industry-leading patient advocacy. We practice empathy and listening during the introduction of a new product or service. We perform deep due diligence in partnership with the patient disease communities that pharmaceutical companies serve. We have unparalleled access and ability to open doors to those with the power to change the status quo – hospitals, nonprofits, venture philanthropy, and family foundations.
Tours and immersive learning experiences of the Boston innovation ecosystem that allow academic groups, foreign delegations, and others the chance to truly discover Boston.
What people say about us
"swissnex Boston has been lucky to work with Massnex founder Rob Schultz as our partner in our Patient Advocacy+ series. We are honored that the swissnex model is continuing to inspire other initiatives, and we look forward to further connecting Massachusetts with Switzerland, particularly in the fields of life sciences and patient advocacy.“
CEO, swissnex Boston
"Robert Schultz assembled the founding team of Humira and the Governor of Massachusetts for a high profile event at Bentley University to talk about how we partnered with the community and aligned stakeholders to develop the world's #1 drug in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since then, he has become a Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives friend, bringing cutting-edge business development opportunities to Worcester through his global science diplomacy network. We welcome Massnex and recognize the valuable role that they play in Massachusetts and in helping foreign companies succeed.“
Former President & CEO Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
"I've worked with Robert very closely for the better part of the last decade. He delivers on what he promises. He will never accept that patients and families continue to suffer and is a tireless fighter for patient-driven innovation, which attracted me to advise one of his past startup projects and understand that what he does is special. I have observed Robert connecting within communities like ALS, where he performs magic influencing leadership at the most important organizations to help them understand their deeper underlying responsibility to patients. We know Robert is bringing hope in the form of innovation from all over the world, and I am proud to be part of what he is doing with Massnex”
Pete Frates #3 Fund, innovators of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS