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European Medical Device Technology, Summer 2015

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26 | Summer 2015 European Medical Device Technology emdt.co.uk SHOW PREVIEW: MEDTEC IRELAND Irish Industry Leaders Gather in Galway Medtec Ireland brings together the Irish medical technology sector to discuss new developments in the industry. W ith around 60 medical technology companies includ- ing some of the industry's heavyweights, the Galway area is one of the most important medtech clusters in Europe. So its no wonder that the town on the Irish west coast was chosen again as the ideal location for the 2015 edition of Medtec Ireland. In October, the leading executives and medical device engineers of the Irish medtech sector will head to Galway to discuss the latest developments in the industry, technologi- cal trends and regulatory issues. Visitors will be able to gain an impression of the capabilities of the numerous exhibitors ranging from contract manufacturers and material suppliers to design and regulatory consultants. The exhibition is accom- panied by the free conference boasting around 40 industry experts in a number of panels dedicated to various medical disciplines, such as Cardiovascular and Orthopaedics. Building upon the success of last year's show, the Medtec Start-Up Academy will again be one of the highlights of the event. Young companies from all over Ireland will present their revolutionary ideas and new technologies. The winners of the contest will be able to compete against other European start- ups at Medtec Europe 2016. Additionally, industry experts will advise the young entrepreneurs on clinical evaluation, regula- tory matters, fund raising and commercialization strategies. Finally, the show offers a number networking opportunities making it the place to be for establishing valuable connections and expanding business opportunities. 6-7 October Radisson Blu Hotel Galway, Ireland www.medtecireland.com

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