The inaugural graduating class of an education collaboration involving IT Sligo, NUI Galway and the Irish Medical Devices Association Skillnet were conferred with their Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs degrees at a ceremony in NUI Galway.
The collaboration was established in 2015 to help Irish Companies in filling regulatory and quality assurance roles.
The Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs is an online blended learning programme and the first of its kind in Ireland.
The Presidents and Registrars of both colleges along with academic staff were present on the landmark conferring day.The two collaborating educational institutions have agreed to alternate the graduation ceremony each year.
The Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) states that the medical technology sector employs over 25,000 people, with 18 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies maintaining a base in Ireland and a further 50% of the 300 Medtech companies being indigenous.
Regulatory Affairs within the medical technology products sector is a relatively young, multidimensional profession that is international in scope.
Operationally, a Regulatory Affairs professional is responsible for assuring that pertinent government obligations, market-driven demands, and evolving scientific conventions are understood and addressed by various stakeholders of the medical and health care system. Given the evolving nature of international regulations, a regulatory affairs professional must continually grow their knowledge and skills to be effective and to advance in their careers.
Regulatory professionals at all career and experience levels are involved in activities throughout the product lifecycle, and most are involved to some degree in bridging the gap between regulatory-related functions and organisation and business activities.
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