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Cook Medical hosts discussion on doing business on the Mid-West to mark MedTech Week

Cook Medical hosts discussion on doing business in the Mid-West to mark MedTech Week

‘Celebrating MedTech in the Mid-West’, is a business breakfast hosted by leading Limerick-based MedTech company, Cook Medical.

The event to mark European MedTech week (June 4-8)  will bring together local businesses, elected representatives and the IDA to discuss doing business in the Mid-West and the initiatives that continue to position the region as a vibrant place to do business globally.

The event takes place on Wednesday 6 June at 8.30am in the Savoy Hotel, Limerick.

Speakers on the morning will include Bill Doherty, Executive Vice President of Cook Medical EMEA; Enda McLoughlin, Regional Manager Mid-West Ireland, IDA; Darach McGrath, Director of Global Research and Development, Vascular Division, Cook Medical and Orla Borthwick, Programme Manager, Action Plan for Jobs Mid-West.

Topics for discussion include the MedTech industry in Europe and Limerick, the impact of the MedTech industry on the Irish and local economy and innovation and developments in the healthcare space. More broadly, speakers will also discuss the business eco-system in the Mid-West and the potential investment needed to attract more businesses to the region.

The discussion will be moderated by Laura Ryan, Head of Communications for Limerick City and County Council.

Commenting on the event, Bill Doherty, Executive Vice President Cook Medical EMEA said:

“MedTech week is a pan-European initiative to promote the value of life-changing technologies. We are delighted to mark MedTech Week and invite influential businesses in Limerick and the wider Mid-West region to celebrate the growing medical technology industry in Ireland. We’ve been in Limerick since 1993 and in that time, we have seen the region develop into a vibrant and buzzing European hub for medical technology and innovation.

We want to work with the relevant authorities to ensure that we continue to attract new business and innovation to the Mid-West. We look forward to an open discussion with business leaders, the IDA, elected representatives and the media on doing business in the Mid-West and promoting the value of MedTech to society.”

Cook Medical is one of the largest privately held global medical technology companies, employing 880 people at its Limerick headquarters. Cook Medical works closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Combining medical devices, biologic materials, and cellular therapies helps the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently.


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