North-South network for Irish medtech
This article was originally published in Clinica
BioMedIreland, a network for the medical technology and biotechnology industries spanning the state of Ireland and Northern Ireland, was launched last week in Dublin. The initiative, which is led by the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), the Irish BioIndustry Association, BioBusinessNI, and InterTradeIreland, promises to create a single Irish "critical mass for innovation, growth and overall global competitiveness", said IMDA. "[This all-island focal point] will allow the industry, north and south, to deliver greater added-value and compete more effectively in the global marketplace," said IMDA chairman Michael O'Neill.