2023 Irish Medtech Awards winners announced

The Irish Medtech Association, Ibec Group, representing the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland have announced the winners of the Irish Medtech Awards. Deciphex won the Medtech Company of the Year award.

Dr Eoghan Ó Faoláin, Director of the Irish Medtech Association, said: “We are thrilled that Deciphex has been recognized as the 2023 MedTech Company of the Year for redefining the future of pathology through fully digital, remote-enabled subspecialty pathology services. Access to experts eliminates the need to transport physical samples miles for diagnosis and significantly reduces waiting times. “Not only does it benefit patients in Europe, but it is also addressing global healthcare gaps in low- and middle-income countries such as Trinidad and Tobago and Kenya.”

Donal O'Shea, CEO of Deciphex, said: “We are committed to democratizing access to high-quality pathology services globally. Our innovative platforms, Patholytix and Diagnexia, leverage cutting-edge technology and AI to bridge gaps in access to healthcare. Irish Medtech Awards of the Year The company recognizes our efforts to improve healthcare through digital innovation. This award recognizes our commitment to transforming pathology services, ensuring broader and more equitable access to essential diagnostics, and ultimately improving patient care globally. Our role in this will be confirmed.”

Ciara Finlay, senior executive at the Irish Medtech Association, added: “Our vision is to make Ireland a recognized global hub for digital health. We are therefore delighted to reveal that Dublin-based SME Deciphex is a winner in digital health innovation. Award of the year. Deciphex's 'Diagnexia' addresses the shortage of pathology subspecialty experts by connecting laboratories around the world to predict case severity and enable AI servers to efficiently triage colorectal cases by acting as a second pair for pathologists. “We provide a regulated platform to do so.”

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Dr. Eoghan Ó Faoláin, winner of the Best Process-Product Innovation Award, said: “As a leading science and technology company, Merck stands out thanks to its EviView initiative, which optimizes operations, promotes sustainability and implements a forward-looking strategy that aligns with its vision. We bring positive change to the lives of millions of people every day.”

Garrett Murray, Head of Life Sciences at Enterprise Ireland, said: “It’s great to see Enterprise Ireland supporting the expansion of medtech companies and recognizing their success and ambition. Nua Surgical won the Emerging Medical Technology Company of the Year award for its patented surgical device that promotes superior access to the uterus during cesarean section. It is the most frequent major surgery in the world, and Noir Surgical aims to reduce surgical risks that can lead to serious maternal or infant complications. Another innovative startup, Symphysis Medical, is providing greater independence to cancer patients suffering from fluid build-up in their chests. To gain expert insight along with understanding of the needs of older adults and their caregivers, we partnered with VOICE and the National Center on Aging (NICA) to receive the Collaboration in Medtech Award 2023.

“The depth and breadth of Ireland’s medtech ecosystem is fundamental to our success. Croom Medical is recognized by Medtech Partners/Suppliers as an orthopedic implant and medical device specialist that offers cutting-edge manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing and data analytics to deliver customized products that improve the lives of patients. Award of the Year.”

John Nugent, IDA Ireland Medical Technology Unit Manager, said: “3M Healthcare, a global leader, received the Best Diversity and Representation Company Initiative Award. The Irish site is a key representative of 3M's Diversity and Inclusion team, which oversees 3M's policies, programs and practices, and has also participated in REAL (Reflect, Empathise, Act, Learn) Allyship training, which engages and tracks more than 70,000 employees globally. Dedicated embedded dashboards allow you to see progress against key metrics. Another award that recognizes the importance of employee engagement and well-being is the Best Talent Strategy in Medtech Award. Aerogen is a global leader in aerosol drug delivery, benefiting 20 million patients in 80 countries around the world. The company is only 25 years old, but over the past five years it has seen impressive growth, with headcount increasing by 318% to 500 employees across 28 countries. The company’s talent strategy reflects their commitment to nurturing and empowering people and continues to be important as Aerogen moves forward on this journey.”

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Nugent concluded that sustainability is a key factor for success in an industry that seeks not only to nurture talent but also transform lives.

“The Sustainable Healthcare Technology Company of the Year award went to Medtronic Vascular Galway. Medtronic is the world's largest medical technology company, employing more than 100,000 people worldwide and developing technologies to treat more than 30 chronic diseases. We are investing significantly in sustainable energy solutions at Medtronic Parkmore Galway, supported by a site-wide energy team committed to reducing energy consumption and raising awareness of sustainability in pursuit of a zero carbon target while seeking to improve human wellbeing. dispose.”

2023 Medtech Rising Irish Medtech Awards Winners

  • Medical Technology Company of the Year Award: Deciphex
  • Emerging Medical Technology Company of the Year Award: Nua Surgical Limited
  • Medical Technology Award: Symphysis Medical
  • Healthcare Technology Partner/Supplier of the Year Award: Croom Medical
  • Digital Health Innovation of the Year Award: Deciphex
  • Best Diversity and Representation Corporate Initiative Award: 3M Healthcare
  • Medtech Award Best Talent Strategy: Aerogen
  • Medtech Award for Best Process-Product Innovation: Merck
  • Sustainable Medical Technology Company of the Year: Medtronic Vascular Galway

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