Almost four in five medical tech companies in Ireland (78%) have confidence in their own business, according to a new survey of the sector by the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA).
“Over the last 18 months, medical-technology companies have announced investment of approximately €244 million and the creation of an estimated 1,500 jobs in Ireland over the coming years,” said Sharon Higgins, director of the IMDA. “Today’s survey results underpin the rationale for this investment and job creation.”
Announcing the launch of the 2012 Medical Technology Excellence Industry Awards, the IMDA said the sector continues to grow in confidence.
Ireland is now home to more than 200 med-tech firms, both indigenous and companies that are based in Ireland. The sector exports €7.3 billion worth of products annually and employs 25,000 people – the highest number of people working in the industry in any country in Europe, per head of population.
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