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086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Galway Mayo IT develops advanced human anatomical simulators

Author: Dr Liam Morris, co-founder and principal investigator of GMedTech; lecturer in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology The Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech) develops advanced human anatomical simulators based on medical images. Established in 2006, within the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department of the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, the biomedical engineering research centre GMedTech has obtained over €3.5 ...

NIBRT - developing solutions for Ireland's biotech companies

  Author: Killian O'Driscoll, projects director, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry. Our mission is to support the bioprocessing industry by providing a unique learning experience for trainees in an environment that replicates the most modern industrial bioprocessing facility. In parallel, ...

Embracing open innovation in agile software development

  Authors: Dr Kieran Conboy (BComms MBS PhD), dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway and Dr Lorraine Morgan (Dip MSc PhD), senior research fellow with Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, at NUI Galway The increasingly complex nature of contemporary software requires contemporary development and project management approaches. Amongst these are agile software development approaches such as Scrum and more ‘open innovation’ approaches such as open ...

Customising biomaterial solutions for the medical device industry

Author: Colm O'Dowd, co-founder and CEO, Vornia Ltd Biomaterials are materials commonly used in medical devices, and intended to interface and interact with biological systems with the aim of treating and/or regenerating damaged tissue, organs or functions of the body. Vornia Ltd is a medical technology company specialising in the development of biomaterials-based clinical solutions. It designs, develops and fabricates customised biomaterial solutions for medical device manufacturers and ...

Vibrating mesh technology enables controlled aerolised drug delivery

  Six Sigma methodology has enabled one Irish medical device company to significantly improve the speed and quality of production of its acute care hospital nebulisers. Aerogen, through a detailed analysis of its manufacturing process, has introduced statistical process control (SPC) for its flagship product, the Aeroneb Solo. This has led to faster production times, lower costs and reduced inventory while maintaining the safety, performance and reliability of Aerogen products. Aerogen ...

Internal fibre reinforced polymer reinforcements for timber products

Recently completed research projects in timber engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway have shown that the structural performance of glued, laminated, C16 grade, Irish-grown Sitka spruce can be significantly enhanced by including modest percentages of bonded-in composite rod materials strategically positioned in the section. The lead investigator and primary supervisor of the research initiatives was Dr Gary Raftery BE, PhD, MIEI, who was an instrumental figure in the ...
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