Med-Tech Hub

Galway is a global hub for the medical technology industry. Eight of the world’s top ten med-tech companies are based here, and the medical devices designed and made in Galway are saving lives all over the world.

NUI Galway's new €30 million Biomedical Science building is home to 300 scientists and researchers, working in areas such as regenerative medicine, stem cell research, cancer biology, and biomaterials. 

Irish Med-Tech Centre of Excellence located at NUI Galway:

CÚRAMEstablished to create a world-leading Irish Medical Device R&D Centre to improve and enhance traditional medical devices and develop the next generation of medical implants, cell and drug device combination products to address unmet clinical needs. With six academic partners and over 35 industry partners, CÚRAM is establishing a global hub of research expertise in medical device technology. Establishment of CÚRAM positions Ireland at the forefront of the worlds’ medical device industry – a leading area of innovation, employment and export in Ireland. 

CÚRAM's vision is to develop affordable, innovative and transformative device-based solutions to treat global chronic diseases. The research in innovative ‘smart’ medical devices and implants will benefit patients with chronic ailments such as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neural, soft tissue, renal and urology, and respiratory diseases.

 

Galway Med-Tech Map:

 

Key Facts

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GALWAY IS 1 OF 5 MEDICAL DEVICE HUBS GLOBALLY

80%

OF ALL STENTS ARE MADE IN IRELAND

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RATED 5 STARS FOR RESEARCH IN QS 5 STARS

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TOP 50 UNIVERSITY IN EU FUNDING 2014

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IRELANDS ONLY STEM-CELL RESEARCH CENTRE IS IN GALWAY