The green agenda is one of the most important issues for businesses worldwide. The sustainability of businesses is threatened by the limited resources of the planet and its rapidly changing climatic conditions – both of which bring economic uncertainty.
This year, the Irish Medtech Association is putting a spotlight on our innovative start-up community, which continues to attract international attention, and strategic growth markets like connected health, which is expected to be worth an estimated €15.5 billion in sales by 2024.
The UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union will have significant consequences on the regulatory approval, supply chain and manufacturing process for companies producing both active substances and final goods in the UK.
Ireland is a place where innovation thrives and foreign direct investment finds a home. Thirty years ago, just 5,200 worked in an industry characterised by basic manufacturing. Now, the originator pharmaceutical companies directly employ 30,000 people.
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