Medical Devices

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Ireland is one of the leading manufacturing hubs for medical devices: 17 of the top 25 global companies have a base here. The sector employs over 25,000 people nationally, and exports €8 billion worth of medical products annually to over 100 countries. BioPhotonics technologies are a key enabler for the current drive towards preventative medicine and personalized care.

In the medical device sector CAPPA focuses on various areas including but not limited to;

Biomedical Imaging
  • Optical Coherence Tomography; real time, 3D sub-surface imaging, e.g. for eye care
  • Multi-modal IR-vis cameras for skin cancer diagnosis
  • Designing and prototyping bespoke imaging systems
Point-of-care Diagnostics
  • Lab-on-chip blood analysers
  • Non-contact optical pulse velocimetry for screening of arterial stiffness
  • Breath gas analysis
Advanced Surgical Tools
  • Functionalised guidewires in keyhole surgery – blood velocimetry
  • Multi-modal tomography/ spectroscopy in endoscopes, for tumour detection
Device Manufacturing
  • Automated quality inspection tools, e.g. radiuscope for intraocular lenses
  • Precision metrology of components
  • Contaminant identification
  • Integration with a tailor-made software solution
  • Develop a system for prototype design
  • Optimising component layout for efficiency

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