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Conor Feely

Conor Feely
Rehabilitation Team

Conor is an R&D engineer with a passion for bringing exciting medical device technologies to market. In 2018, Conor achieved an honours bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, followed by the completion of a Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2019 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During Conor's master's program, they successfully executed a BioInnovate style innovation project, which was focused on identifying unmet clinical needs and formulating potential solutions.
Conor began his career with Vetex Medical in 2019, working as a project engineer across R&D and manufacturing functions. He gained experience in the medical device development life cycle from concept phase to obtaining FDA and CE Mark regulatory approval, through to completing process validation and preparing for product launch. His responsibilities included, concept development of new devices, development of prototypes, test method and procedure development. Conor was part of the team that were acquired by Surmodics Inc. in 2021, where he worked in a product development role, specifically focusing on process validation and manufacturing scale up projects. More recently he has returned to work with SymPhysis Medical, a BioInnovate spin out company in an R&D role, working to deliver a novel indwelling catheter solution in the palliative care space.
In doing the BioInnovate programme, Conor is hoping to build on his industry experience. He is eager to gain clinical exposure and observe and utilize his knowledge to better understand unmet clinical needs. Conor is looking forward to working as part of a team to develop a solution that improves patient outcomes while easing the burden on healthcare professionals. In his spare time, Conor enjoys water sports, rugby and photography.
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