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Researchers from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research have today (Thursday, 29 August) announced a significant breakthrough in soft robotics which could help patients requiring in-situ (implanted) medical devices such as breast implants, pacemakers, neural probes, glucose biosensors and drug and cell delivery devices.
The Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellowship scheme 2019, representing an investment of €2.8 million, has been announced this week. NUI Galway biomedical engineer, Dr Eimear Dolan, was one of the four outstanding researchers in the Republic of Ireland who received the prestigious award.
The NUI Galway Youth Academy, an outreach programme aimed at high ability 9-12 year olds recently received a gift of €250,000 over the next six years from Merit Medical. Merit Medical is a leading multi-national medical device company with significant operations in Galway, employing close to 1,000 people. The gift was announced at the recent Youth Academy graduation ceremony which took place at NUI Galway recently.
Galway-headquartered Merit Medical Ireland won the Medtech Company of the Year Award 2018, a prestigious award granted by a panel consisting of Irish business enterprise and governmental agency leaders, at an awards ceremony held awards in Cork last week.
The latest data from NUI Galway’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem shows a strong performance for 2017. The year saw significant high-quality collaborative research and license agreements with industry, and a number of new spin-outs created on campus. A programme was established on campus to provide new business innovators with the supports needed to accelerate their medical technology inventions to the market. Over 1,500 staff and students were actively engaged in entrepreneurship through the University’s education and mentorship programmes, Blackstone Launchpad and Explore.
At a recent function in Newport House, Scott Glaze, chairman and CEO of Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation, honoured the team who commenced employment with Fort Wayne Metals at the foundation of the manufacturing plant in Castlebar 15 years ago.
Boston Scientific's announcement that it is to invest €17 million in its new Endoscopy design facility in Galway, "reaffirms Ireland’s position as one of the international leaders in the medtech industry".
BY DECLAN VARLEY
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten, has confirmed that €20m in additional funding is to be made available for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Ireland’s positon as one of the top medtech clusters in the world will be bolstered today (Monday) with the official launch of CÚRAM, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices. CÚRAM is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre based at NUI Galway, which is a unique symbiotic relationship of academia and industry partners that pushes the scientific frontiers in medical devices.