CÚRAM has announced it has signed a formal agreement with Rutgers University, New Jersey to share expertise in medical device research.
The agreement between CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway, and Rutgers University will focus on developing multi-disciplinary collaborations involving research on medical device technologies.
It will also focus on the commercialisation of medical technologies, and business incubation and acceleration.
Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Professor Abhay Pandit, Scientific Director at CÚRAM, said: “This event is a testimony to CÚRAM’s position as a global leader in the field of medical device research and we welcome the opportunity to share our expertise with our colleagues in New Jersey.
“We look forward to working with them further as they develop the HUB.”
Dr James Walsh, Senior Director for Innovation, Rutgers University, said: “On behalf of Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy and Provost Prabhas Moghe, we are very excited to launch this alliance with our friends and colleagues in Galway.
“We believe that together, we can build on the strong links between New Jersey and Ireland’s highly innovative indigenous and multinational MedTech companies.
“Rutgers’ extensive research capabilities, faculty expertise, and business incubation leadership offer the alliance a strong foundation.
“We look forward to building on this with our colleagues at NUI Galway and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.”