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#Medical Devices

# medical-devices - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year

Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.

# medical-devices - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

# medical-devices - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Dublin firm's technology used in new device that cured paralysis in monkeys

Scientists are excited about what this could mean for humans.

# medical-devices - Monday 29 August, 2016

Boost for Leitrim as over 150 jobs announced

The drive will bring the number of people employed at medical devices company Vistamed to over 500.

# medical-devices - Monday 13 June, 2016

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way

One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.

# medical-devices - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

# medical-devices - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Wexford company making catheters and stents targets job growth of 200

Clearstream Technologies says a completed new facility could accommodate growth up to 2019.

# medical-devices - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

# medical-devices - Monday 7 April, 2014

Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society

Various industries – including motor, aerospace, fashion and toy manufacturing – are embracing 3D printing and pushing boundaries. But what potential challenges might lie ahead for this astonishing technology?

# medical-devices - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

# medical-devices - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

University of Limerick scientists invent new metal to 'significantly reduce patient trauma'

Scientists in Limerick have invented a new metal that will make medical devices inside the body more visible under x-ray, resulting in “significantly” reducing patient trauma and hospitalisation time.

# medical-devices - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Medical devices company Abbott to cut 200 jobs in Tipperary

The company is seeking voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,400 people in Clonmel.

# medical-devices - Monday 24 October, 2011

Leitrim to get 79 new jobs with €7million investment

The positions at a medical devices firm were announced by jobs minister Richard Bruton this morning.

# medical-devices - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears

The medical devices company is to hold meetings with staff unions today, after committing to transfer some positions to Thailand.

# medical-devices - Thursday 1 September, 2011

60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway

A home care provider says it is creating 25 new posts in Dublin, while medical device manufacturer CareFusion is adding another 35 positions to its Gort operation.

# medical-devices - Friday 27 August, 2010

A NUMBER OF IRISH patients who have had hip replacement surgery may have to go back under the knife as a company recalls a hip device.

The recall affects the DePuy ASR AX acetabular system and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform, both of which are distributed by PEI.

The company urges patients to contact their orthopaedic surgeon or hospital to check if the device was used in their surgery.

DePuy has placed a factsheet about the recall on their website. It says “more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery.”

The company recommends that hip replacement patients contact their surgeon if they experience any discomfort post-surgery:

If you are experiencing symptoms of pain or discomfort, regardless of the hip system used, you should contact your orthopaedic surgeon for an evaluation.

DePuy also says it will provide information on reimbusement for medical appointments arising from the recall on its helpline. Callers outside of the US are recommended to ask the operator to make a collect call to +1 813-287-1651.

The line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to DePuy.