The NCTO Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO), supported by Enterprise Ireland, will provide the following supports to MedTech Clinical Research:


  • Provide Education and Outreach services
  • Identify and evaluate strategic capabilities of infrastructure in Ireland
  • Advise and signpost support on regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with other MedTech supporting research organisations e.g Health Innovation Hub Ireland, HIHI
  • Provide policy and benchmarking advice to key stakeholders



  • Advice on early stage product classification
  • Regulatory pathway development advice
  • Signposting on QMS; particular requirements for start-up companies
  • Advice on Design Control and Risk Management while developing Medical Devices
  • Linkages to information resources
  • Support services to Clinical Research facilities
  • Advice on Medical Device Regulations
  • Advice on international standards ISO 13485, ISO 14155, ISO 14971

HRB-NCTO Support Documents

Contact Fiona Campbell, Clinical Industry Liaison Officer, for information on the documents below or any other related topic.

A beginners overview of Medical Device Classification under the MDR

An overview of Design Controls as they apply to Medical Devices

EU Topics of interest page

EU Medical Devices

HPRA:  EU MDR/IVDR Legislation

What is ISO 13485?