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Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, Aerogen is a world leader in acute care aerosol drug delivery. With over 25 years expertise, Aerogen is used in more than 75 countries worldwide, and is associated with over 200 research papers and publications. Aerogen is the partner of choice for the world’s leading ventilator companies for aerosol drug delivery and can be used at every stage of patient care, from the emergency department to the ICU.



Founded in 1994, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) is the highest accredited contract laboratory in Ireland, providing industry-leading sampling, analysis and fully trained micro and analytical analysts on contract to clients in the food, environmental, medical device, biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sectors.

We offer bespoke managed service solutions that give clients the option of having our expert team on-site at their own facility or outsourcing those services to us here at CLS.

CLS operates across three facilities in Ireland – two in Galway (Galway City and Ros Muc) and one in Bray, Co. Wicklow. In addition, our analysts on contract team provide onsite testing and managed services at 20 client sites throughout Ireland.


Freudenberg Medical is an innovative partner for the design, development and manufacture of medical devices and components that play a critical role in a variety of medical and pharmaceutical applications.

With 11 manufacturing operations and more than 2,500 associates worldwide, Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of capabilities for minimally invasive medical devices from complex catheters, hypotubes, needles, and balloons, to advanced drug/device coating solutions.  With extensive expertise in molding and extrusion of thermoplastic and silicone components, the company also supports an end-to-end supply chain solution to deliver complex medical devices for diagnostic, surgical and biopharmaceutical tubing applications.

Freudenberg Medical employs over 1,000 people in Ireland, operating from a combined 200,000+ sq ft manufacturing footprint at its sites in Galway and Co. Leitrim. The company ships over 16 million complex catheters from its Irish operations each year. For more information, visit www.freudenbergmedical.com

The life sciences industry in Ireland, and particularly the medtech sector, has had some tremendous achievements, a world leader in many fields. It is also facing an accelerated pace of change across a number of fronts, regulatory changes at an international and local level, supply chain issues, rising costs and resource and talent concerns. In addition, many in the sector are managing exciting new advancements incorporating artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing to both products and manufacturing.

KPMG’s Life Sciences team combines broad technical experience with deep industry knowledge to deliver issues-based support that is both timely and relevant. With 108 partners and over 4,000 people, the firm operates from five offices located across Ireland in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. We have vast experience of working with a wide range of medtech clients, many of whom have chosen Ireland as a base for European expansion.

Our success is based on understanding the pressures faced when looking to set up a business in a new jurisdiction or indeed to ensure continued high performance at an existing site. We combine deep industry expertise with efficient support and advice across the complete range of audit, tax and advisory services. We provide a pragmatic and cost-effective assessment of the key business issues including examining the most beneficial corporate and operating structures available; the potential for maximising taxation reliefs; fundraising, acquisition and sales of businesses, preparing for and dealing with cyber security threats, advice on employee remuneration issues together with ensuring that investors continue to receive timely, proactive and relevant advice.

We look forward to meeting everyone at the Medtech Rising conference and to continuing to support businesses in the medtech sector


Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. We lead global healthcare technology and boldly attack the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 95,000+ passionate people. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.


Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular access, interventional cardiology and radiology, anesthesia, emergency medicine, surgical, urology and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow, Deknatel, LMA, Pilling, QuikClot, Rusch, UroLift and Weck – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose.


Trinzo is a medical device and pharmaceutical consultancy firm with decades of quality and regulatory experience across our global consultant network. Our team has particular knowledge in the areas of quality management, regulatory affairs, project management and business optimisation. Our clients trust us to meet their regulatory and quality commitments and in many cases, hire us to solve a specific problem or remediate an issue. Ready to see what Trinzo can do for you? Book your free consultation with our team today.



We are an international product design and RandD partner. For the past 30 years we have helped companies develop market impactful, IP rich and award winning products across a number of sectors. We work with multinationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs and research organisations to develop product solutions in the areas of MedTech, Pharma, Diagnostics, FMCG and Industrial. Our clients include: Boston Scientific, Hollister Inc, Palliare, Teleflex, Stryker, Cook Medical, Mylan, Mallinckrodt, BD, Randox, Spartha Medical, Bluedrop Medical, FoodMarble, Septec, Coroflo. We validate concepts with users and develop test rigs; we generate proof of concept, design, prototype and DFMA to the point of manufacture using internationally recognised and ISO validated processes; we also help start-ups source their manufacturing supply chain. We are respected experts and IP generating in the area of dispense, deployment and delivery system innovation. We also have international experts on our team in the area of insights generation and validation.


EIT Heath, Europe’s largest health innovation network, is an EU-funded, not-for-profit network made up of 280 world-class organisations, with a remit to nurture health innovation throughout Europe. We are best known for successfully partnering with industry, universities, and governments, leading to the acceleration of new healthcare products and services destined for market for the benefit of European patients.

As a health sector-focused organisation, we provide pan-European training, public and private financing, mentorship programs, consortium building and collaboration opportunities to the Ireland and UK regional health ecosystems. Our network combines professionals, educators and learners, patients, clinicians, and entrepreneurs who are on our journey for a healthier Europe.

EIT Health: Together for healthy lives in Europe. 

For more information visit: www.eithealth.eu

GlobalLogic, a Hitachi Group Company, is a leader in digital product engineering. We help our clients design and build innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for the modern world. By integrating our strategic design, complex engineering, and vertical industry expertise with Hitachi’s Operating Technology and Information Technology capabilities, we help our clients imagine what’s possible and accelerate their transition into tomorrow’s digital businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering centers around the world, extending our deep expertise to customers in the automotive, communications, financial services, healthcare & life sciences, media and entertainment, manufacturing, semiconductor, and technology industries.


With offices in Galway, Dublin and the UK, Keltie specialises in global IP protection and management. Its IP experts include patent and trade mark attorneys who work across technologies in all commercial fields. The experience and business focus of the firm’s MedTech practice guides investors, start-ups and spin-outs to success.


Through our long-standing expertise in technical and regulatory consultation services, Lachman Consultants serves all areas of the MedTech, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Biologics and Allied Health Industries. We have a diverse base of clients around the globe, from emerging-to-enterprise organizations across the life sciences spectrum.

Lachman Consultants associates are experts in the development, implementation and management of diversified projects involving scientific principles, technical aspects and regulatory requirements. We take pride in providing practical, efficient, and sustainable solutions for our customers.

A growing demand for our services has resulted in an expanded European operation based in Ireland to further support our clients in the region.


Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship

Polymer Technology Apprenticeship

In 2017 the Irish Medtech Association and Polymer Technology Ireland, the Ibec groups that represents the medtech and polymer sectors launched three new apprenticeships as part of the Department of Education and Skills wider national strategy. These include:

  • Manufacturing Technician Level 6 – 2 years
  • Manufacturing Engineer Level 7 – 3 years
  • Polymer Processing Technologist Level 7 – 3 years

These three new industry led apprenticeships are the fundamental building blocks to future proof the medtech and polymer sectors in Ireland as well as meeting the skill needs of the broader manufacturing industry and creating world class talent.

“Trusted to Protect” Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging provides high-quality, engineered packaging solutions tailored for the protection of your cutting-edge medical devices, sensitive drugs and sophisticated diagnostic systems.

Our products help deliver safe, effective patient outcomes using sustainable solutions helping healthcare be sustainable. We specialize in the manufacture of co-extruded, laminated and flexible films, foil barrier laminations,

pouches, bags, thermoformed trays, die cards, lids, labels, heat seal coated DuPont™ Tyvek®, medical grades of paper and tray sealers. We also provide ISO 17025 accredited, independent testing service in our Laboratory Services facility.

Our 100% Healthcare Packaging dedicated plants means we are better able to provide the materials you need for the efficacy of your product. Our competitive, value-added solutions deliver sustainable performance based on packaging and speed to market with the convenience of a single partner.


Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management for life sciences and medical technology organisations.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.


Stragilon is a global data-driven strategy consulting firm. We take value in accompanying organizations and businesses in creating the future they always wanted by helping them with strategy, agility, and innovation. We help our clients to transform continuously and organically to stay ahead of the game in a fast-changing world.


Steripack Ireland, part of the Sterimed Group, develops tailor-made products and unique expertise thanks to its direct contact with end-users in the medical devices manufacturing industry as well as to hospital Central Sterile Supply Departments, all around the world.

With 1,350 employees over 3 continents, STERIMED is the world-leading manufacturer of renewable resource-based packaging materials for the medical device industry & patient care facilities.

  • 7 sites in Europe (Mullingar Ireland, Palalda, Valenciennes, Coulommiers, France; Brno, Czech Republic; Radstock, Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 3 sites in North America (Charleston, US; Guadalajara and Tlalnepantla ,México)
  • 3 sites in China (Suzhou, Fuzhou, Luoyang)


TE Connectivity (TE) is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers and a partner of choice to the world’s leading medical technology brands. TE provides top tier engineering and manufacturing expertise to help our customers innovate and manufacture key components and minimally invasive medical device solutions for various healthcare specialties/procedures including:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurovascular
  • Surgery
  • Imaging
  • In vitro diagnostics
  • Bedside/patient monitoring
  • Ent
  • Orthopedic
  • Drug delivery
  • Physical therapy

TE are dedicated to helping build medical devices that save lives. We’re focused on reliability and durability, delivering value through a relentless pursuit of the standards that matter most to our customers. With a commitment to progress and an extensive product range, TE enables medical device OEMs, large and small to transform ideas into reality.


XMS Capital Partners is a global independent financial services firm focused on providing clients with corporate advisory services.  We believe in deep involvement and deep commitment, providing tailored expertise on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises, debt and equity alternatives, restructurings, valuation, shareholder value and capital structure to companies and institutions all over the world.

Our team has been designed as a continuum of talent — from our highly experienced managing directors to our talented lineup of young analysts and advisors. Our team works closely with you and your team, providing in-depth, analytically rigorous advice that puts the needs of stakeholders front and center.  Over their careers, our managing directors have carried out over $250 billion in transactions. They were seasoned at some of the world’s best bulge bracket firms and have helped hundreds of owners, CEOs and boards of directors navigate strategic opportunities.

Involvement Banking™ means ascending from the traditional role of transactional banker and earning our place as a trusted advisor. Our advice is independent, fully vetted, analyzed and explained. We won’t tell you what you want to hear, but what we believe you need to know, based on our analysis.


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