Future technology at Medical Technology Ireland 2019 – Med-Tech Innovation

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Don’t miss Medical Technology Ireland 2019 at Galway Racecourse on 25-26 September 2019 with over 200 exhibitors across three floors and an exciting two-day Conference Programme, featuring the hottest topics on the future of Medical Technology, as well as the Women in MedTech Forum, Start-Up & Innovation Academy and Breakfast Briefings on each days hosted by Raumedic and Fexco.

Medical Technology Ireland will bring together manufacturers, clinicians, academic institutions, entrepreneurs/start-ups, financial institutions and suppliers alike in a combined Conference Programme, defining present and future medical device trends, to investigate, discuss, and improve the quality of life and to increase the life expectancy for patients worldwide. 

Conference Programme

With an Opening Address presented by Dave Hickey, President of Galway Chamber, highlights include Dave Veerasingam FRCSI (CTh), Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Saolta University Health Care Group, University Hospital Galway, presenting Advances in Computerised Non Invasive Diagnosis for the Cardiovascular Industry; Ronan Benson, Senior Industrial Designer, Synecco discussing Utilising IEC 62366 Usability Engineering standard to understand and optimise how users interact with medical devices and Ben Davison from Precipart on Prototype to Production with Metal 3D Printing – Reducing Development Time & Costs. 

Other sessions include the Changing EU Regulatory Landscape, R&D Tax Credits, Practical Approaches to Innovation in Pre-market Studies, the Race for a Qualified Healthcare Additive Manufacturing Solution and much more. See the full programme at medicaltechnologyireland.com

Women in MedTech Forum

The hugely successful Women in MedTech Forum will be chaired by Fiona Neary, Commercial Director of BioExel and Innovation Operations Manager at NUI Galway featuring a stellar line-up of speakers. Topics include Engineering through Cultural Diversity, presented by Anna Nestor Beirne, Drug Delivery Systems, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Women in Networking by Katie Devin and Áine Tierney from Creganna Medical Women’s Network, TE Galway, as well as speakers from Boston Scientific, Medtronic and The Learning Reservoir, Galway. Don’t miss this exciting event on Wednesday 25 September at 14.00-16.00!

Start-Up & Innovation Academy

In partnership with Medical Technology Ireland, a number of key support organisations in the region will bring together some of the best investment-ready start-ups who are medtech related, to pitch to potential business angels and investors.

The support organisations participating in this event all work with high-potential start-ups in the region, bringing them to a stage where they can take on private investment. They include:  Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), the all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel syndicates on the island of Ireland www.hban.org; NUI Galway and the BioExel Programme http://www.bioexel.ie/ who will also provide information on the excellent initiatives they deliver, as well as their role in developing the start-up ecosystem, while EIT Health will outline their extensive range of supports at a national and international level https://www.eithealth.eu/.

The targeted audience will be business angels, venture capital organisations, financial institutions and entrepreneurial organisations and individuals, located in the West of Ireland and beyond. The session will be chaired by Ultan Faherty – HBAN Coordinator for West & North West Region.

Ireland is one of Europe’s largest MedTech hotspots and, as a globally recognised centre of excellence, is home to 300+ companies, employing 32.000 people. Nine of the world’s top ten companies have operations in Ireland. Ireland also employs the highest number of MedTech personnel per capita in Europe.

As the second largest exporter of MedTech products in Europe, Ireland supplies 95 of the world’s top 100 countries (ranked by GDP). Over 25% of the world’s population that have diabetes rely on injection devices made in Ireland. An impressive 50% of ventilators in acute hospitals worldwide are manufactured in Ireland. While 33% of the global supply of contact lenses are made here.

Pressures on healthcare systems have resulted in a greater focus on enhanced efficacy of treatments and cost reduction. To this end Medical Technology Ireland has assembled 200 of the world’s leading supply chain companies across three floors, with expected visitors in excess of 1,500 from the world’s leading international Medical Device companies.

Visitors can register for FREE entry to the Exhibition and Conference at www.medicaltechnologyireland.com 

For opening times and more detailed information about Medical Technology Ireland, visit www.medicaltechnologyireland.com 

Contact Jason Moss at jason.moss@medicaltechnologyireland.com for exhibitor enquiries.




Future technology at Medical Technology Ireland 2019 – Med-Tech Innovation