Spotlight on Irish Medtech
In 2016, Dyne Technology, the UK and Ireland’s Plasma Treatment equipment supplier, celebrated its tenth year of trading and throughout those ten years, the team has worked closely with a variety of Irish medical technology manufacturers.
We’ve assisted engineers in developing leading medical innovations with our Plasma technology, covering everything from implantable medical devices to needle hubs. Having supported such an incredible sector in innovation, product development and problem solving, we delve a little deeper into what makes Irish medtech so special.
One of five global Medtech hubs
The medical technology sector in Ireland is one of the five global emerging hubs and employs 29,000 people, the second largest employer of medtech professionals in Europe.
There are 450 medtech businesses located in Ireland, 50% of them are indigenous and 18 of them form part of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies. With some of the top medical technology engineers located in Ireland, it’s not surprising that Ireland is one of the latest exporters of medical products in Europe; Irish medical technology companies directly export to over 100 countries worldwide with annual exports of €12.6 billion.
A collaborative effort
With pressures on the healthcare system requiring a greater focus on efficiency of treatment and cost reduction, the Irish medtech industry is far from complacent, always seeking new ways to innovate, enhance competitiveness, develop new capabilities and generate sustainable new growth.
The government has invested heavily in research and development through the Science Foundation Ireland; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. The foundation invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the STEM industries.
The governments enthusiasm and commitment to driving further growth within medical technology has meant the focus of efforts has broadened; Medical technology no longer means only manufacturing but is far more complex and encourages a focus on research and development of new, innovative and sustainable medical technologies. The medical technology market is now extremely collaborative, with knowledge sharing taking place between a range of partnerships covering everything from research institutions, clinicians, manufacturers and government agencies.
The Irish Medtech Association
If you’d like to find out more about Irish Medical Technology, take a look at our source, The Irish Medtech association.
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