The NCTO has a dedicated Medtech expert, Ms. Olive O’Driscoll, funded by Enterprise Ireland – the Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO).
Olive founded a successful company which developed an approved Medtech device. She uses her proven skills and expertise to work with medical device companies and Medtech entrepreneurs and help them navigate the clinical research landscape and supports available in Ireland. The CILO supports include education, outreach services, such as the Medical Device Toolkit, and advice and support on regulatory requirements, including the Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) changes, find out more regarding MDR and IVDR on our Medtech Regulations page.
Olive will help you navigate the clinical investigation infrastructure in Ireland, such as identification of appropriate Clinical Research Facilities/Centres (CRF/Cs), and works closely with other Medtech supporting research organisations, such as the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), the Irish Medtech Association, National Research Ethics Committees (NREC) and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), who can all help on your journey towards completing a clinical investigation in Ireland.
The regulatory environment is constantly evolving, so please check in regularly to keep abreast of changes which might impact your programme.
If you are developing a Medtech or diagnostic device and would like to network with others in the sector or have any questions about conducting clinical investigations in Ireland, please get in touch with Olive at email@example.com.