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Michael commented on MedTech Innovation Course

I was working with both the Manufacturing team and the R&D team on the development of a Peripheral Interventions device. I do know that in Ireland, almost all Design/Engineering/Science undergrad courses get the opportunity to work with biotech companies in 2nd or 3rd year of their course. Companies like Boston Scientific, Medtronic, etc. There's also a Masters course specifically for medical device design where students have lectures and also undertake a project with industry. During my undergrad, we also got to do 6 week projects with Medtronic and other companies, working with them throughout project and pitching our designs to them at the end. Some went on to be patented. And of course in those companies they love to work with clinicians, and often have their own operating theaters set up to replicate the procedure, and even 3D print organs to run catheters through, etc. I think you're definitely on to something!

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Michael commented on MedTech Innovation Course

I was working with both the Manufacturing team and the R&D team on the development of a Peripheral Interventions device. I do know that in Ireland, almost all Design/Engineering/Science undergrad courses get the opportunity to work with biotech companies in 2nd or 3rd year of their course. Companies like Boston Scientific, Medtronic, etc. There's also a Masters course specifically for medical device design where students have lectures and also undertake a project with industry. During my undergrad, we also got to do 6 week projects with Medtronic and other companies, working with them throughout project and pitching our designs to them at the end. Some went on to be patented. And of course in those companies they love to work with clinicians, and often have their own operating theaters set up to replicate the procedure, and even 3D print organs to run catheters through, etc. I think you're definitely on to something!

Thanks a million man, I may have to take you up on that offer! Good point, I had only considered it on a general overview level (i.e. "Do I want to be an engineer, an accountant, a teacher, etc."). It would be cool if it could help people figure out what areas they would like to specialise in within an area like you said :)