New €68m medical research centre to be launched today in Galway

New €68m medical research centre to be launched today in Galway

A new €68m medical device research centre will be officially launched at NUI Galway today.

CÚRAM involves over 250 researchers from six academic institutions across the country - focusing on chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's and heart disease.

The Irish medtech industry employees 29,000 people and is responsible for producing almost €13bn worth of exports a year.

The centre will be launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor later today.

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