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MEDIC Lecture and Tour

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 30th April 2015
  • Time(s)
    From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Venue
    MEDIC, Create Building, Bishopstown Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

About the event

The Medical Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) at CIT brings together the full set of skills required to develop medical devices including an extensive network of clinicians, inventors, and industry partners. Ideas are taken from the initial concept/idea stage through to regulatory approval and commercialisation via a strictly defined product development process (PDP). MEDIC has its own full-time Quality Assurance and Regulatory specialist and its QMS is certified to ISO13485 for design control

Starting at 7:00pm. delegates will be introduced to MEDIC and its product development process, with two examples of products developed within the centre (including an ENT product which is the subject of CIT start up AventaMed). The evening will conclude with a tour of the Centre’s facilities. MEDIC has state of the art facilities for 3D printing, precision measurement (CMM) and axial and bi-axial testing (including torsion). These facilities, plus the centre’s design and prototyping capabilities are available as a service to industry.


Free -all welcome, however it is essential to book in for this event. Please book here.


  • 7:00 pm: Introduction To MEDIC’s Product Development Process and QMS – Daithí Fallon Centre Head, Gayle Lucey QA/RA specialist
  • 7:20 pm: Tympanostomy Tube Applicator; Design, Development and Commercialisation - John Vaughan, MEDIC Engineer and CTO AventaMed
  • 7:40 pm: Symmetric Lung Ventilation Device, John Harrison
  • 8:00 pm: Tour of facilities, including 3D printing, CMM, Testing and Prototyping.

The evening is jointly co hosted by CIT’s Medical Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (MEDIC), the Mechanical and Manufacturing division and the Cork region. MEDIC is Based in the CREATE building on Cork Institute of Technology’s Bishopstown Campus, and specialises in the discovery and design of medical devices.