Today’s current unmet clinical needs require innovative new medical device solutions, that are safe and effective for the patient, and provide a cost benefit to health care providers.
Multidisciplinary medical device research at Trinity and the affiliated teaching hospitals aims to develop new medical devices from concept to the clinic. The next generation medical devices theme provides the foundations for a multidisciplinary medical device research network. This cross faculty network builds upon combined research excellence and clinical expertise. Research excellence within key TCD institutes/centres provides the support structure to conduct the R&D associated with new medical device technologies, while clinical translation activities can occur at the associated teaching hospitals and the Wellcome Trust - HRB Dublin Centre for Clinical Research.
Research Institutes / Centres
The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) is an environment where innovative and interdisciplinary approaches are leading to scientific discoveries of biomedical importance, ultimately giving rise to better patient care. It is home to the Trinty Centre for Bioengineering.
The Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering is a key research centre in Trinity College combining fundamental research with translation to clinical practice.The Centre has five research themes: Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Research, Cardiovascular Systems and Neural Engineering. These themes based on the intersection of biomedical science and engineering, form the research foundation for enabling technologies for advances in key areas of active and passive implantable devices, surgical and medical device design, as well as informing clinical studies and interventions in ageing, neurodegeneration and rehabilitation.