Sharon White, Senior Research Engineer at Enterprise Ireland’s Medical Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway is working on a device to treat heart failure.
Sharon White, Senior Research Engineer at Enterprise Ireland’s Medical Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway is currently working on an Enterprise Ireland-funded project, developing a device for the treatment of heart failure.
Heart failure affects 90,000 people in Ireland, with a further 10,000 diagnosed every year and is expected to rise. It can be very debilitating and can leave patients fatigued and breathless. Treatment options are limited and often address the symptoms rather than the underlying condition.
“It is our hope that this device will alleviate the effects of heart failure, and will help patients live longer, healthier lives,” says Sharon White.
The MET Gateway is an interdisciplinary technology centre providing world class solutions for the MedTech sector. Based at GMIT’s Galway campus, the MET Gateway develops novel technologies relevant to both clinical research and MedTech companies operating in the design application phase. MET’s offering includes technologies such as Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Design Engineering & Verification, Medicinal Nutrition Technologies and Data Analytics & Visualisation.
“The MedTech sector is booming in Ireland, and nowhere is it more vibrant than in Galway,” says Sharon White. “It is very exciting to be at the forefront of medical device development, knowing the positive effect our work can have on patients’ lives.”