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Leading Names in MedTech

Ireland’s MedTech sector has a 50-year track record of attracting investment and the sector now includes more than 300 companies. Many IDA Ireland MedTech clients have multiple sites around Ireland.

Ireland is home to 14 of the top 15 MedTech companies – spanning multiple sites across the country
Over 40,000 people employed in the sector

An Exporting Powerhouse

The sector continues to evolve, expanding its capabilities to include innovation, digitalisation and next-generation technologies. Sub-sectors include: Vascular/Neuromodulation, Orthopaedic, Diagnostics, Hospital/Homecare Products, Ophthalmic, Drug Delivery /Combination Devices, Healthcare Services/Technology Operations, Connected/Digital Health.

€13+ billion annual exports
MedTech accounts for 8% of exports from Ireland

Collaboration Made Easy

Ireland’s MedTech ecosystem provides multiple opportunities for collaboration, asset sharing, supplier relationships and co-investment. Its mature, integrated medical technology community spans cutting-edge industry, academic and clinical research groups and government agencies.

Interact with leading names in software, engineering and industrial technology, cybersecurity and more
World-class research centres focus on medical devices, advanced materials, smart manufacturing, data analytics

Source Great Talent

There are over 40,000 people employed in Ireland’s MedTech industry. This makes Ireland the largest employer of MedTech professionals in Europe per capita.

A deep pool of highly trained technical and managerial MedTech talent
Fast-track support for employment permits for skilled international labour

Support for Innovation

There is a range of supports available in Ireland at every stage of MedTech activity, from early-stage research through to near-commercial activity. These include incentives for building in-company capacity, sourcing skills, and collaboration opportunities.

Feasibility and research grants, plus a tax credit of 25% for R&D activity
Irish ecosystem connects people, ideas and technology

See What Sets Ireland Apart

WuXi Biologics’ biopharma manufacturing site in Dundalk
Success Story

We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics
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Stryker’s Irish operations are its largest innovation and manufacturing hub outside USA
Success Story

Stryker's presence in Ireland is more than just a business expansion; it's a journey of mutual growth, skills development, and technological innovation that helps position Ireland as a global hub for leading innovation in the medical technology industry.

Dr Bernard O’Connor
VP Advanced Operations & Global Additive Technologies
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MeiraGTx’s industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Shannon
Success Story

MeiraGTx’s Shannon facility is unique, not only in Ireland but globally, as it streamlines gene therapy development, testing and manufacturing capabilities together in-house. This significantly reduces the time to patients for advanced therapeutic products, with months or potentially years saved.” -

Alexandria Forbes
President and CEO of MeiraGTx
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Limerick site produces a number of Regeneron’s portfolio of medicines
Success Story

In order to make space in our New York facilities to accommodate our COVID-19 efforts, we needed to ramp-up capacity here in Limerick. Despite ramping up commercial production sooner than planned, my team hasn’t missed a beat. You can only perform like this if you have good people, and Ireland has lots of good people, so we are excited to be hiring 400 more.

Dan Van Plew
Executive Vice President & General Manager of IOPS, Regeneron
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AbbVie continues to invest in its eight Irish sites spanning the country
Success Story

Ireland plays a critical role in supporting AbbVie's international operations. Our new AbbVie North Dublin (AND) facility will be a key node in AbbVie's global Operations network, serving as a European hub bringing together our Dublin-based supply chain, engineering, quality assurance and manufacturing teams for the first time.

Azita Saleki-Gerhardt
AbbVie EVP, Chief Operations Officer
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Pioneering Asian company locates first overseas factory in Ireland
Ireland is home to Stryker’s European Operations headquarters
Gene therapy startup chooses Ireland for commercial-scale manufacturing
Biologics leader scales rapidly across two strategic sites in Ireland
8 diverse sites across Ireland employing 2,500+ people