17/09/2013

Medtronic Opens A New Centre In Galway

Medtronic has opened a new Customer Innovation Centre in Galway, Ireland, providing state of the art facilities for physicians and Medtronic engineers to work together on developing new therapies that will improve clinical outcomes, provide economic value and increase access to quality healthcare for patients around the world. The Centre was opened by EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research and Science Ms. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

The new Customer Innovation Centre is located at the Medtronic Galway site, which is a centre of excellence for the development and manufacture of a number of the company’s key medical technologies for the treatment of cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm disease. The Centre includes Hybrid, Demonstration and Collaboration Labs that will provide the best environment for visitors to get hands-on experience with the company’s latest technologies, and where physicians and Medtronic engineers will be able to work together on future technology developments. The facility also includes the latest digital communication technology for global networking, 3D printing facilities to prototype new ideas and extensive training and education facilities. As many as 500 physicians and customers are expected to visit the centre every year.

"Innovation is the lifeblood of our company and it is through close collaboration with physicians that many of our innovations are developed," said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and CEO. "Physicians acutely understand the clinical needs of patients while we can bring our engineering capabilities and experience with global healthcare challenges to develop innovative new therapies that provide both clinical and economic value."

(CD)

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