Galway's Thriving Medical Device Sector

Boats docked at Galway Harbour

If Ireland is the European capital of the medical device industry, then Galway is definitely the Irish capital of the sector. Eight of the world’s largest medical device companies call this country home, and global giants like Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Abbott all have substantial operations in the City of the Tribes. The city is the base for innovative Irish start-ups like Capsos Medical, who raised €2.2m from the AIB Seed Capital Fund in 2015, and Neosurgical, who are pioneering world-class techniques in minimally invasive surgery.

The MedTech sector in Ireland already employs around 25,000 people across 250 companies and generates sales in excess of €8 billion per year. The industry in Galway received a further boost this summer when it was announced that US giant Surmodics would create 100 new jobs in the county over the next five years, with the company intending to invest €10m in the former Creagh Medical plant in Ballinasloe. Just glancing at this map of the MedTech sector in Galway tells the tale: when it comes to the medical device industry, the West is definitely best.

Innopharma’s MSc in Medical Device Technology & Business is the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to build a career in this thriving area - in Galway or around the world. Whether you’re already part of the industry and want to enhance your skillset or you’re looking for a new career path, the MSc provides a unique blend of technical and business modules delivered by industry professionals. As with all our courses, it’s designed to enhance your career opportunities through modules on CV development, interview preparation, presentation, and networking skills.

The course has a 12-month duration and is delivered part-time, making it convenient to fit around your existing schedule. And to make things even easier for our students, all classes are broadcast live online which will allow you to attend remotely or in-person. Recordings of the classes are also provided for you to review at your leisure via the online support platform, Moodle. On completion of the MSc, you’ll have attained knowledge and skills in product and process design, quality systems and regulations, data analytics, strategic thinking, emerging trends and much more. To qualify for the course, you’ll require a Level 8 primary degree with a 2.2 award or higher in science, medicine, quality, engineering or a related discipline.

It’s clear that there’s never been a better time to launch a career in the medical device sector, and with the MSc in Medical Device Technology and Business from Innopharma, you’ll be at the beating heart of the industry in Ireland.

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