Ireland – Ireland’s research center for medtech eyes animal testing facility

Medical device research centre seeking consultant to assess feasibility of national lab

Ireland’s research centre for medical devices is to consider developing a national animal testing lab, to trial medical implants on large animals.

Cúram, the NUI Galway-based centre for research in medical devices, is to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study into the development of a national testing lab for large animals.

Cúram, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, partners with several other Irish universities and focuses on developing medical implants.

The HSE recently advertised a public tender on behalf of Cúram for a consultant to draw up a white paper for a national animal testing facility.

Tender documents state the “rationale” for the national testing lab was to deal with a growing pipeline of new devices from industry groups and academic researchers…