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Connect with Northern Ireland's world-class life and health sciences sector

Visit us in Hall 16 - 16F10-1 - Fourteen highly innovative and experienced Northern Ireland companies with proven expertise in areas ranging from diagnostics testing and reagent manufacture to medical instruments and ophthalmology will be waiting to welcome you to the Northern Ireland stand at MEDICA.

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The world-class products and depth of knowledge being represented on the stand make it an unmissable stop along the MEDICA 2016 trail for those seeking trusted, capable suppliers, medtech solutions or expert and visionary collaborators. 

On the Northern Ireland stand you’ll discover companies with innovative products such as Eyepeace from Cathedral Eye Clinic – a first-to-market eyelid massager designed to prevent and treat meibomian gland disease, posterior blepharitis and dry eye disease.

A range of high quality medical products will be promoted including Ciga Healthcare’s award-winning rapid diagnostic tests, Biopanda’s test reagents and Safety First Sales' X-Ray protection garments.

Armstrong Medical will be showcasing its respiratory disposables and Limpeeze its novel first-aid kit for feet.

Northern Ireland's expertise in connected health will be evident in the range of patient monitoring systems on show from G-Care, Intelesens and TriMedika, including non-invasive vital signs monitoring devices.

The region also has an impressive reputation in electronics and IT and a number of companies will be exhibiting their expertise in this area. These include Clinishare, which will demonstrate its advanced software that connects patients, healthcare workers and labs, and Exploristics, which offers data management, programming and statistical support for research studies.

Yelo will be promoting its state-of-the-art automated laser testing equipment and Elite Electronic Systems its range of electronic support solutions.

These companies give a flavour of the innovation and cutting-edge technology that exist in Northern Ireland’s thriving life and health sciences sector, which is enjoying annual growth rates of 10%.

Northern Ireland has a history of pioneering research and development in the sector, stretching back to the development of the world’s first portable defibrillator, and this continues today across its businesses, academic institutions and research organisations.

The region is home to high-ranking, internationally recognised universities, Queen's University, Belfast and Ulster University which are carrying out world-leading research across a range of medical conditions and biomedical sciences.

Northern Ireland's researchers are at the forefront of research and development and have  particular expertise in precision medicine and connected health. The country's integrated health and social services offers a unified approach to patient engagement and lends itself to the adoption and scaling up of new clinical interventions.

There is also openness to, and appreciation of, the potential offered by collaboration which is supported by Invest Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland’s main economic development agency. This has led to close links between industry and researchers and ongoing healthy investment in the sector.

On the Northern Ireland stand you'll find out more about Northern Ireland's life and health sciences sector, as well as companies that are keen to trade, keen to collaborate and keen to go the extra mile to meet your specific needs.