Start-Up Contest - 5 October 2017

Agenda Start-Up Contest 2017

The Start-Up Contest will take place on the 2nd day of Medtec Ireland 2017, 5 October 2017, at the Veranda Lounge. Please see below for a full schedule!


10:30 – 10:40 - Chair:  Peter O'Brien, Adjunct Professor, Optical Science Centre, University of Arizona & Head of Group, Photonics Packaging Research, Tyndall National Institute


10:40 – 10:50 – Novel implantable system to replace lymphatic vessel draining function: Lymphatica

Marco Pisano, Lymphatica

Lymphatica Start Up Medtec Ireland 2017

Mirai Medical

10:50 – 11:00 – Precision Cancer Treatment with Electrical Pulses: Mirai Medical

Declan Soden, Founder and CEO, Mirai Medical

Mirai Medical Start-up Medtec Ireland 2017


11:00 – 11:10 – AuriGen Medical – The new standard in the care of atrial fibrillation

  • Atrial fibrillation: The emergent epidemic
  • The unmet medical need
  • The AuriGen Medical Approach

John Thompson, Co Founder, Aurigen

Aurigen Medical Start Up Medtec Ireland 2017


11:10 – 11:20 – Addressing the need for rapid and accurate diagnosis of septic pathogens: SepTec™

Elaine Spain, Lead Researcher & Future CTO, SepTec

Septec Start-up Medtec Ireland 2017

McCormack Innovation

11:20 – 11:30 – Increasing compliance rates of bowel screening programmes and reducing HAI infection 

  • Outline of the Problem(s)
  • Measure of the Awareness
  • The Solution
  • Unique Value Propositions
  • Timelines

Brian McCormack, Director, McCormack Innovation

McCormak Innovations Start-Up Medtec Ireland 2017

Loci Orthopaedics

11:30 – 11:40 – Addressing the treatment of thumb base joint arthritis with a novel orthopaedic implant

  • Needs finding in orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics market trends
  • Evidence-based medical device solutions
  • Pathway to market trends in orthopaedic

Brendan Boland, CEO, Loci Orthopaedics

Loci Orthopaedics Start-Up Medtec Ireland 2017

13:30 – 13:50 Announcement of Start Up Contest Winner

Are you a Medtech Start-Up? 

Then don't hesitate and apply for our exclusive Medtec Start-Up Academy - your chance to boost your young business!

Medtec Ireland 2017 will  once again feature the Start-up Academy 

- a platform where start-up businesses showcase their newest innovations to potential partners from the medical device industry.
If you have an innovative product you wish to showcase, we want to hear from you!  

The selected start-ups who submit their abstracts will be offered a demonstration slot and presence at Medtec Ireland 2017 event FREE of charge. Winners of Medtec Ireland start-up Academy will then be offered a free stand at Medtec Europe 2018 and a chance to meet potential business partners in our start-up pavilion.