The Irish Medtech Association Skillnet with the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, along with NUI Galway and IT Sligo highlighted the importance of developing regulatory affairs skills in the face of the greatest change for the medtech industry in 20 years at the graduation of the Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs.
Irish Medtech Association Director Sinead Keogh said: “A recent survey conducted by the Irish Medtech Skillnet revealed that there are at least 300 positions which will have to be filled in the specialised fields of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs over the next 2 years. The demand for skills and professionals in this area is expected to grow dramatically with the new EU Medical Device and IVD Regulations now being implemented in stages.
“The Irish Medtech Skillnet has helped maintain Ireland’s international reputation for excellence in this area with the development and provision of training courses. The Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs, developed by our members, is central to this. The Masters has been running for three years with the fourth class now registered bringing the number of students up to 60 participants.”