IMSTA 2018 recognises the best innovations in medical technology in use in Ireland!

| Posted on: 9 October, 2018

Great excitement as IMSTA Recognises the best innovations in medical technology in use in Ireland

Every year the IMSTA Awards gather more and more momentum, and this year the much coveted MedTech Award trophies vied for space in Croke Park with the mighty (if battered) Sam Maguire Cup!

Our seasoned and excellent MC, Anton Savage of The Communications Clinic, managed the many excited winners who took to the podium to collect their Awards.  This year’s winners of theEnterprise Ireland Most Innovative Awardwere Johnson & Johnson for their Embotrap, a mechanical thrombectomy device, in the Multi National section, and Hospital Services Limited for their NisoBiomet – Endofaster, Real Time Gastric Juice Analysis, in the SME section.

A full list of winners is below, and again this year eHealth/Digital Health featured in the Awards, with the Royal Belfast Hospital Trust winning the Healthcare Innovation Award for their Virtual Reality MRI App. , Synrcophi Systems for their KEWS 300, and VideoDoc for their online doctor platform.  In fact again this year we had a double winner as Syncrophi and VideoDoc were also winners in the Most Cost Effective Product or Service Award sponsored by Health Innovation Hub Ireland.  Two very worthy winners focused on improving patient care in Ireland and keeping people out of hospitals.

Our special guest on the evening was Dr. Eve Bruce a specialist burns surgeon from Dingle who is currently medical coordinator of the Al Mowasa Hospital for Reconstructive Surgery in Amman, Jordan.  She is an experienced Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders field worker having completed assignments in some of the most challenging contexts in which MSF works, including Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Her story and experiences on the front line were an inspiration to everyone working in patient care.

IMSTA as the representative body for the Medical Technology supply industry in Ireland provides a forum for the development and advocacy of policies that support innovation in medical technology to address patients’ healthcare needs. Their members provide safe, effective and innovative medical technologies that save and enhance lives, benefiting people and society.

The MedTech sector employs over 30,000 highly skilled people and exports over €12.5 billion worth of medical devices annually.

See full list of Award Winners here: