Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation,
The attendees include 340 buyers from medical technology companies, including the global top 10 who represent 50% of the world's med tech purchasing power today at the
Opening the conference Minister Bruton said: "Medical technologies is a sector targeted as part of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs, and it is crucial that we not only pursue further multinational investment in this sector but also provide support for the growing number of Irish companies in this area. Irish life-sciences companies employ 6,700 people, up 42% since 2006, and through our plan we are putting in place measures to grow this further".
"Today Enterprise Ireland has brought many of the world's leading medical technologies buyers, including companies representing over 50% of the world's purchasing power in this sector, to
Speaking to the 800+ international guests attending the event,
"As a small country,
"This 'cohesiveness' is now a key competitive strength internationally and Enterprise Ireland has organised Med in
Minister Bruton also officially opened the technology exhibition where the majority of the business will take place. 81 Irish companies are showcasing their products and services to international buyers and engaging in 1,200 one-to-one partnership meetings scheduled by Enterprise Ireland with a view to doing business.
These meetings are building on progress made during 150 site visits to Irish med tech companies which took place in recent days.
Global challenges facing the healthcare sector will be discussed by speakers including
A clinical seminar with speakers from the renowned
The afternoon session will focus on global trends in medical technology. Speakers include
Minister Bruton is due to present the Enterprise Ireland, Cleveland Clinic Clinical Innovation Award at
The 2013 finalists are:
Selected as a finalist for his work to develop a diagnostic for Cardiovascular disease using platelet 'stickiness'.
Selected as a finalist for developing a reminiscence therapy for Alzheimer's sufferers.
Selected as a finalist for his work on stem cell treatment of vascular disease.
The Clinical Innovation Award was jointly initiated by Enterprise Ireland and
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