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Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of innovative medical devices and components. With 11 manufacturing operations and 2,300+ associates, located in the main Global Medtech hubs across North America, Europe and Asia. Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of capabilities from precision moulded components, tubing, drug coatings, finished devices, composite catheter shafts, speciality needles and hypotube assemblies for minimally invasive catheter-based devices.

The life sciences industry has had some tremendous achievements over the last year, in many cases, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. This pace of change, particularly for the medtech sector, is set to continue as disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing move centre stage in enabling further advancement of solutions within the industry.

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 offices in Galway, Dublin Belfast and Cork, 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 and support.

The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired collaboration and co-operation on an unprecedented scale within the life sciences industry, and we look forward to continuing to support businesses in preparing for what’s next.

KPMG, Dockgate, Dock Road, Galway

Tel: 091 534600

We shape the world of logistics with a strong determination to connect people and goods through innovative and sustainable logistics solutions. Every day, we go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers. By anticipating challenges and applying our visionary mindset, we advance global trade and bring communities together.

We believe in contributing to the world around us and thus being a part of something greater. As a logistics partner, we see ourselves as part of the big picture, bringing people and communities all over the world closer together. That is why we dedicate our time to ensuring that people all over the world have access to what powers their businesses and lives, from technical components, medication and perishables to urgent spare parts for an aircraft.

Kuehne+Nagel is proud to be recognised as a leader in global logistics and rated most visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers. This recognition validates our approach to challenging the status quo and developing innovative solutions for our customers.

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.

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



Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products.

At Amcor, we work daily to embed sustainability deeper into everything we do. We aspire to make the environment better off thanks to our leadership and products.

Our responsible packaging strategy identifies a clear path to meeting our sustainability ambitions and those of our customers: product  innovation, consumer participation, and infrastructure development.

Amcor became the first packaging company to pledge that all our packaging will be designed to be recycled, composted, or reused by 2025 and that we will increase the amount of recycled content we use. We are delivering against those commitments and continue to lead in the development of a responsible packaging value chain through our innovations and partnerships. We believe the answer to providing food, beverages, and healthcare products to people around the world in a more sustainable way is responsible packaging.

Working in partnership with Skillnets and our contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association (Ibec sector), the Irish Medtech Association Skillnet has over the past number of years grown substantially in direct response to the training needs of industry. Total expenditure (2008-2015) is over €4.2 million, with 40% contribution from member companies and the remaining 60% funded by the state. Targets of over 6,000 trainees and 30,000 training days have been achieved.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on our MATLAB® and Simulink® product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

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