The success and impact of this course makes our highly skilled graduates employable in the Medical Device industry in Ireland and around the world.
Our graduate bioengineers work in the design and manufacture of medical devices with market leading companies. Graduates from last years programme are currently working in Medtronic, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Schivo Group, Carl Zeiss Meditec and Stryker. Many pursued further research in Trinity College and also in leading universities such as Stanford and Harvard as well as in hospital and clinical environments; on the regulatory practice of medical devices with the Irish Medicines Board. This M.Sc. programme is an excellent foundation for further research and many graduates are currently doing PhD research in Medical Device Design.
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Eight of the world's 10 largest medical device companies are located in Ireland. Examples of global companies with substantial operations include Abbott, Bayer, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Guidant, Medtronic and Stryker. The sector employs over 24,000 people in 160 companies and generates sales in excess of Eur6 billion annually. Over half of the medical technologies companies based in Ireland have dedicated R&D facilities. This continued investment has stimulated the emergence of an indigenous cluster of over 100 innovation-led companies along the entire Medtech value chain - from R&D intensive technologies, to proprietary products, contract design and manufacturing, packaging and sterilisation. This has positioned Ireland as a world-class centre of excellence for medical devices.