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New Surgical Innovation Centre launched in Cork

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New Surgical Innovation Centre launched in Cork

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 

New Surgical Innovation Centre launched in Cork

The Instruments Division of Stryker Corporation officially opened its new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork today.

The Innovation Centre, which features unique design and collaboration workspaces, state-of-the-art prototyping and test facilities, and a simulated operating room, is the first of its kind in Ireland. The centre will focus on the development of new technologies and products to improve patient safety and outcomes during surgery, and increase operating room efficiency across multiple surgical specialties including neuro, spine, ENT and orthopaedic 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.

Stryker’s R&D infrastructure in Ireland is underpinned by strong partnerships which the company has developed over many years with its Irish university research partners and medical schools.

About Stryker

Stryker currently employs over 2,200 people in Ireland at five sites between Cork and Limerick, including over 150 engineers, scientists and support staff in research and development.

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies, offering a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world. Stryker established its presence in Ireland in 1998 and over the last 17 years has built a significant research and development competency and continued to expand its manufacturing operations in Ireland through a combination of investment in leading edge technology and strategic acquisitions.

Details of career opportunities with Stryker in Cork can be found here.

Fin out more about career opportunities in the MedTech Sector here.

The CareersPortal Team