Medtech company announces new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

Life sciences and energy, Technology | Tue 26 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
surgery Kate Borkowski

Stryker has officially opened its new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork today, the first of its kind in Ireland.

Stryker is a leading medical technology company, offering a diverse array of products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, neurotechnology, spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

The company has a presence in over 100 countries around the world. Stryker established its presence in Ireland in 1998 and currently employs over 2,200 people at five sites between Cork and Limerick, including over 150 engineers, scientists and support staff in research and development

The centre features unique design and collaboration workspaces, state-of-the-art prototyping and test facilities and a simulated operating room and will focus on the development of new technologies and products to improve patient safety and outcomes during surgery.

Constructed around human-centred design principles, employee wellbeing and a highly efficient and sustainable building design, the centre will allow research and development teams and surgeons to collaborate globally in the development and evaluation of new surgical approaches, product concepts and complete procedural solutions in a simulated surgical environment.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, said: “I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to view this new Surgical Innovation Centre and commend Stryker for its vision and interest in developing such pioneering facilities here. This centre represents a great advance for the company in growing its R&D function and also demonstrates its commitment to Cork and the region where it provides a considerable number of high-value jobs and has been of significant benefit to the local economy.”

Spencer Stiles, global president of Stryker’s Instruments division, added: “Our team in Ireland has built considerable R&D capabilities to serve multiple market segments and has established a 17-year track record in the development and launch of new products. The opening of our Cork Innovation Centre comes at an exciting time as we expand our global R&D footprint, and increase our ability to engage our European customers as we drive global growth.”

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