The Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) will today be launching the second European MedTech Week, 13-17 June.

MedTech Week brings companies and associations across Europe together to raise awareness about medtech. Minister for Health Simon Harris TD will be the keynote speaker at the IMDA’s main event for the week which will explore ‘Industry-clinical collaboration for better patient outcomes’, which is being run in partnership with RCSI, Tuesday 14 June at 17:20-20:45.

Ireland has a proud history of medtech innovations which RCSI archivist Meadhbh Murphy will discuss at the event along with RCSI’s role in 1916.

IMDA have today published the results of a survey conducted by RED C ahead of MedTech Week. It finds that while there are over 500,000 medtech products on the market and the global medtech industry is expected to reach €475 billion in 2018, more can be done to educate people about the ways medtech affects their lives.

In Ireland, 53% of people have an awareness of medtech according to RED C despite Ireland being one of the top 5 global medtech hubs.

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