Irish Medical Devices Associations

The IMDA (Irish Medical Device Manufacturers Association) is the representative body for many of the medical device manufacturers operating in Ireland today.

Some key Irish Medtech facts/ figures:

  • There are currently 250 medical technology companies in Ireland, exporting €7.9bn worth of product annually and employing 25,000 people – the highest number of people working in the industry in any country in Europe, per head of population.
  • Exports of medical devices and diagnostics products now represent 8.5% of Ireland’s total merchandise exports; and growth prospects for the industry globally remain good.
  • Many of the world’s top medical technology companies have invested significantly in Ireland and a number of exciting, research-based, indigenous companies are emerging and competing internationally.
  • 50% of the companies in the sector are indigenous (ref Enterprise Ireland)
  • The Irish government has identified the medical technology sector as one of the key drivers of industrial growth for the future and provides a wide range of supports to encourage and foster this growth.
  • The medical technology industry in Ireland is changing from being prominently manufacturing to being more complex and driven by R&D. It now involves intensive collaboration between a broad range of partners, including research institutions, clinicians, manufacturing companies and government agencies.

The video below is a short overview of the industry in Ireland

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