The Medtech sector in Ireland is renowned internationally and Ireland has fast become a medtech global hub. A government strategy to invest €5bn per year will support growth in this sector and will aid the creation of an expected 4,000 jobs in medtech by 2020.
Sounds great, but what is Medtech?
Billions of patients worldwide depend on medical devices and technologies, at home, at the doctor’s office, in hospitals and in nursing homes. Career opportunities in the world of medical technologies range from the research, design and manufacture of simple consumables such as bandages to electrically active implantable products such as artificial hearts, cardiovascular stents, orthopaedic knees, wheelchairs and contact lenses, to medical software used to record patient data.
Some of Ireland’s Contributions to Medtech
- 30 million people, that’s 25% of the world’s population that have diabetes, rely on an injectable device manufactured in Ireland
- 50% of ventilators worldwide in acute hospitals are manufactured in Ireland
- 33% of the world’s contact lenses are made in Ireland
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The CareersPortal Team