A Research Agenda for Medical Devices in Europe

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CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Medical Devices, will host a webinar on 16th February 2021.

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CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Medical Devices, will host a webinar on 16 February 2021. The webinar will present key recent developments in next generation medical device technologies and their potential to impact health outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. The webinar will also consider the enabling policy and the regulatory environment necessary to sustain the competitiveness of this highly innovative European sector.

CÚRAM’s strategic mission is to establish a world-leading Medical Device R&D Centre in the development of biomedical implants, cell-device and drug-device combination products to address unmet clinical needs. In doing so, the Centre is partnering with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and multinational medical device and pharmaceutical companies to create and translate clinic ready and patient focused medical devices.

CÚRAM brings together research strength and capacity in biomaterials and drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, glycoscience and device design to support industry from basic scientific research, through translational preclinical and clinical development, into regulatory and commercialisation readiness.

In advance of the webinar, CÚRAM will launch a consultation White Paper providing stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to a medical devices research agenda for the European Union. This research agenda can help inform EU level decision-making, such as the implementation of Horizon Europe, as well as national and regional research agendas. It will also serve as a reference document to advance partnerships and innovative collaborations to address pressing global challenges.

The webinar will bring together leading researchers from industry and academia, along with policymakers and regulators to consider a consolidated research agenda for medical devices within the context of the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme, set to begin in January 2021.

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