Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Overview

With six academic partners and over 35 industry partners, CÚRAM is establishing a global hub of research expertise in medical device technology. Establishment of CÚRAM positions Ireland at the forefront of the worlds’ medical device industry – a leading area of innovation, employment and export in Ireland. CÚRAM’s innovative approach incorporates biomaterials and drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, glycoscience and device design to enhance, develop and validate both traditional and new combinational medical devices from molecular design to device manufacturing. Our devices are developed with strong clinical collaborations to enable rapid translation of research findings to clinical application. Key to this approach has been the establishment of a unique network of synergistic national and international collaborations, integrating world-class academic, industry and clinical partners.

Projects

Neosurgical Project: Preclinical assessment of laparoscopic devices
Stem Cell Technologies Project: Development of media formulations to maintain phenotype fidelity of permanently differentiated and stem cell populations.
Viscus Biologics Project: Development of extracellular matrix based tendon implants
Platform Project: Advanced therapy medicinal products for cartilage repair and regeneration

Partners

Funding Agencies