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Medtronic CEO Meets REMEDI Researchers

November 2nd 2010

Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins met with researchers working on joint Medtronic-REMEDI collaborative projects during a recent visit to Galway.

Pictured above with Mr. Hawkins (L to R) are; Michael Creane (Medtronic/REMEDI PhD student), Dr. Erin Vaughan (REMEDI post doctoral fellow) and Dr. Kieran Ryan (REMEDI Programme Manager)
During his visit to Galway Mr. Hawkins helped launch the thirteenth Galway Science and Technology Festival.
Medtronic and REMEDI have been working together since 2004 to identify new treatments for vascular diseases. Medtronic were partners on the bid from REMEDI in 2010 that has secured almost €10M in new funding from Science Foundation Ireland to further develop outputs to date, in essence progressing from Research to “Human Therapy”.
As a result of the collaborative work so far between REMEDI and Medtronic, seven invention disclosures and five patents have been filed to date. Phase 1 clinical trials using new treatments for vascular disease jointly developed are on track to begin 2012.