Global engineering firm TE Connectivity has opened a €5 million medical device prototyping center in Galway.
he US company headquartered in Switzerland, which has been active in Ireland for 43 years, already employs around 1,300 people in the region.
The new Propelus Prototype Center will enable TE to design and manufacture medical devices at higher speeds using engineering technologies such as 3D printing, the company said.
TE claims its devices are used by 120 patients every minute.
The existing Parkmore West campus in Galway manufactures coronary stents to open blocked heart arteries and neurovascular coils to treat brain aneurysms.
TE said the new center will allow it to manufacture a wider range of medical devices for the world’s leading medical device brands.
“The principle is simple – get high-quality prototypes into the hands of customers as quickly as possible,” said the new center’s Operations Manager, Mark Gil.
“By accelerating product development and manufacturing, TE will help customers innovate and iterate on advanced treatments at a more efficient pace, ultimately transforming patient care for the better.”
TE Connectivity specializes in manufacturing connectivity and sensor solutions for the transportation, industrial, medical, energy, data and home markets.
It employs more than 85,000 people worldwide and has customers in around 140 countries.
The new center will be built at TE’s existing facility at Parkmore West in Galway, which Gill says is the logical choice given its “worldwide reputation for outsourced design and manufacturing services, as well as its reputation as the largest metals manufacturer for minimally invasive devices worldwide”.
“With some of our brightest talent in Galway, customers will be able to work with our engineers firsthand to see innovations come to life,” he said.
https://www.independent.ie/business/jobs/us-firm-te-connectivity-opens-5m-medical-device-centre-in-galway-41912405.html US company TE Connectivity is opening a €5m medical equipment center in Galway