Big deals in Medical Device and Pharma giants

Some big deals going down on the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Global markets – According to today’s Business Post, US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to take advantage of tax breaks in Ireland. … Continue reading

Ireland becoming a Global Leader in Digital Healthcare

Ireland – with its concentration of ICT giants, pharmaceutical and medical device makers – is strategically placed to become a world leader in digital healthcare technologies, a conference in Dublin heard today. The ActivAge conference was organised jointly by the Digital Hub Development Authority (DHDA) and St. James’s Hospital Dublin, … Continue reading

A new Med-Tech Diploma started by NUI Galway

A new Med-Tech Diploma started by NUI Galway NUI Galway starts med-tech diploma to up skill engineers and business heads for new jobs A new one-year diploma has kicked off at NUI Galway to up skill out-of-work engineers and business professionals, so they will be able to potentially take up … Continue reading

New iKnife can detect cancerous tissue

A new surgical knife can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous by analysing biological information and comparing the findings to a database of biological data from tumours and healthy tissue. Researchers at London’s Imperial College have built the iKnife, which can potentially help surgeons perform more accurate … Continue reading

Ireland’s Medical Devices sector needs Engineers

The health of Ireland’s medical devices export sector, which is worth in the region of €7.9bn, will remain hugely dependent on the expertise and ready supply of skilled engineers, said John O’Dea, the new president of Engineers Ireland. O’Dea recently gave his first address to engineers in Dublin, where he … Continue reading

Cancer Vaccine developed by Trinity College Researchers

A new vaccine that will treat cancer at the pre-clinical level has been developed by Irish researchers The team, led by Professor Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, discovered a new approach for treating the disease based on manipulating the immune response to malignant tumours. The discovery … Continue reading

A surge in Medical Device Sales jobs available

We have seen an increase in demand for experienced Medical Device Sales Representatives in Ireland. In particular for the Hospital Theatre market. There are exciting developments and Product Launches in the pipeline and Medical Device Companies are now seeking experienced Medical Device Sales Reps to help with their Product launches … Continue reading

Letter from HSE requesting a stop on Locum Doctor Recruitment

Hospitals across the country have received a letter from the HSE stipulating that they must stop recruiting locums to fill vacancies in emergency medicine, according to the Irish Medical News (IMN) However, a senior consultant in emergency medicine has questioned the HSE’s contention that the recent recruitment drive in India and Pakistan has “solved” the need for locum cover in emergency … Continue reading