No. 1 Medtech Employer

Per capita in Europe

Cluster of 300

Medtech companies

2nd Largest

Exporter of medical products in the EU

In the top 5

Global hubs for Medtech

Ireland's Medtech industry

Recognised internationally as one of the world’s most innovative, integrated and globalised.

With a uniquely collaborative ecosystem that spans global multinationals, start-ups, university researchers and government-supported R&D centres, Irish exporters deliver an unparalleled innovation advantage to their customers.

Continually looking to the future, a new generation of medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies are pioneering design-led biomedical thinking to meet their customers’ evolving needs. Underpinning the medical technology industry, an established and lean Irish sub-supply sector and supply chain is capably servicing the exacting requirements of market leaders globally.

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Innovative spray device drives Avectas closer to its goals

The world’s first fully customisable instrument for electrospraying particles supported with prestigious Horizon 2020 win. With the quality of their innovations endorsed with a prestigious Horizon 2020 win, Avectas is…


How superbug killer Kastus stays toxin free

Irish company Kastus has come a long way. Since beginning life as a spin out from the Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology at Dublin Institute of Technology (CREST…


‘The industry that forgot about security’ – How Irish start-up Nova Leah’s innovations will help deliver a brighter future for the global healthcare sector

The company’s co-founder and CEO Anita Finnegan explains how its Irish advantage has driven Nova Leah from a college spin-off to a global player in just a few months. In…

Irish Medtech Strengths

Experts in Compliance

Irish Medtech companies have a proven track record in understanding the complexities of regulations facing the healthcare industry and continuously delivering compliance. This is because Irish companies have grown alongside multinationals, which have maintained a substantial presence in the country over the past 25 years.

Innovators in Medtech

Irish Medtech companies are highly focused on using innovation to help customers in the healthcare sector to achieve their goals in the face of global challenges. This can be anything from the need to extend their product range to maximising cost efficiency.

Globally Focused Mindset

As Ireland is a small, open economy, Irish Medtech companies have always been global in their outlook, which has been a key driver of the growth of the sector from a total of 50 to 300 companies over the past 25 years.

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