Conference Day 1

Conference Programme - Wednesday 26 September 2018

09:45 - 10:00 OFFICIAL OPENING AND WELCOME ADDRESS by Hildegarde Naughton, Galway TD and David Hickey, President, Galway Chamber
10:00-10:30 Drug Eluting Stents for the 21st Century
Professor Paul Cahill, Director of the Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Labs, Dublin City University (Biography)
10:30-11:00 Vascular Measurements Using Non-Invasive PPG & IoT Technology
Robert Newberry, Director of Engineering and Innovation Research, Sanmina Huntsville, Alabama (Biography)
11:00-11:30 Networking Break
11:30-12:00 Needs Led Innovation
Dr Paul Anglim, Strategic Lead, BioInnovate Ireland
12:00-12:30 Notified Body Update, The Medtech Regulatory Landscape
Colm O'Rourke, Business Development Officer, NSAI, Medical Devices (Biography)
12:30-13:00 Tax Advantages in Ireland and R&D Tax Credits
Christine Kelly, Manager Tax & Strategy Group, IDA Ireland
13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 European Patent and Trade Mark Fastrack Registration
Sean Cummings, Partner, Keltie LLB
14:30-15:00 An Introduction to Nitinol
Pat Morris, Fort Wayne Metals
15:00-15:30 Networking Break
15:30-16:00 How Design Thinking Delivers Harder Working Products
Mark Costello, Head of Design, Synecco
16.00-16.30 The Future of 3D Printing for Medtech and Orthopaedic R&D
Carlos Garcia Pando, Sintermedical
16:30-17.00 Low Temperature Sterilization Processes for Small Scale Production of Medical Devices
Dr Brian Kirk, Senior Technical Services Specialist, 3M Sterilization