Irish Medtech Award 2019 finalists revealed Monday, 4 November 2019The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland today announced the finalists for Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards 2019. Irish Medtech Association Director Sinead Keogh said: “Medical technologies are used to diagnose, monitor and treat diseases. At ‘Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards’ we recognise the role that Ireland’s global medtech hub plays in saving and improving lives by developing innovative medtech products and solutions. The 17 Irish Medtech Awards finalists have not only demonstrated their strategic vision and business development, they’ve also stood out by driving advances in technical innovation and clinical benefit for patients. We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted trailblazing businesses and organisations today. The competition gets tougher every year and I’m looking forward to announcing the winners at Medtech Rising, 5 December, in Galway.” Medtech Company of the Year Award • Alcon • Boston Scientific Clonmel • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc, Contract Manufacturing Europe Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award • Atlantic Therapeutics • Class Medical • Signum Surgical Ltd Academic Contribution to Medtech Award • Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway (MET) • NUI Galway, SFI CÚRAM • SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year Award • Advant Medical • Complete Laboratory Solutions • Harmac Medical Products • Teleflex Medical OEM eHealth Innovation of the Year Award • Syncrophi Systems Ltd • Wellola Best Value of Medtech Campaign Award • Cook Medical • Medtronic Enterprise Ireland’s Manager of Lifesciences Deirdre Glenn said: “Medtech companies in Ireland have global ambition. We’re proud to work with high potential medtech companies to help them start and scale. Innovation and collaboration have fuelled the evolution of Ireland’s medtech sector from being a leader in manufacturing to where it is now - a dynamic high-tech industry transforming lives here and across the world. The Irish Medtech Awards are a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the year gone by and celebrate indigenous medtech companies, along with the research centres and partners they’ve worked with to achieve success.” IDA Ireland’s MedTech Department Manager Rachel Shelly said: “Ireland is a one-stop-shop for global medtech where companies can take new ideas from concept to market with the support of our worldclass medtech community. The Irish Medtech Awards are not just an opportunity to congratulate these companies, but also to highlight how medtech in Ireland continues to be a leader in fostering strong growth and advances in healthcare. While the global medtech market is changing, Ireland continues to play a lead role in steering the industry forward.” The Irish Medtech Association, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland would like to thank our sponsors, Platinum Sponsors KPMG and Advant Medical; Gold Sponsors, Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe, Teleflex, VistaMed Freudenberg Medical, Kuehne + Nagel, and SteriPack Contract Manufacturing; as well as Silver Sponsors, Creganna Medical part of TE Connectivity, Hanna Moore + Curley, IMS Marketing and Training Partners, the Irish Medtech Skillnet and Connected Health Skillnet and Media Partners, Medtech Strategist.