A device with potential to improve the outcomes from vascular surgery has won the Clinical Innovation Award 2014, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland in association with Cleveland Clinic. The winner, Dr. Cliona Murphy, a General Practitioner and current participant in the BioInnovate programme in National University of Ireland Galway, collaborated with colleagues to identify a technology that will make it easier for doctors to access the body during vascular surgery, and potentially improve outcomes for patients as a result.
Extending his congratulations to Dr. Murphy, Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said, ‘Life sciences is a key part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and since taking office we have put in place a range of measures to support more Irish companies in this area. Dr. Murphy’s vascular surgical device is another great example of the brilliant ideas and businesses that are emerging every year from collaborative research with our Higher Education Institutions. I am delighted to congratulate her on this award, and look forward to working with her in the future”.
The Clinical Innovation Award, now in its 4th year, recognises commercial potential in Ireland’s clinical community, encouraging clinicians to engage in the development of new healthcare products and services that will improve patient care and benefit both the health care system and Ireland’s medical technologies companies.