Two GMIT projects featured in Irish Independent STEM supplement
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Today's Irish Independent STEM supplement fetaures two articles on exciting GMIT STEM projects.
The first is a profile of the work of Fiona Malone, an Engineering PhD student at GMedTech, at GMIT Galway campus. She is studying the role atrial fibrillation plays in acute ischemic stroke cases.
Her research won her First Prize in the New Researcher Category at the 20th Annual Conference of the Bioengineering Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. She was also winner of the national ‘Thesis in 3’ competition and has represented GMIT at various STEM events such as ‘ResearchFest’ at ‘Inspirefest’ and ‘Soapbox Science’ held in Galway last summer.
The second article is a Case Study about a collaboration between med-tech startup Capsos Medical and MET Technology Gateway (at GMIT) on an Enterprise Ireland innovation partnership funded project.
Based in Galway, Capsos Medical (www.capsosmedical.com) have developed a patented balloon catheter and guidewire combination device called the CapBuster to facilitate the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Capsos Medical collaborated with MET to address the technology gap by developing an in vitro (procedure in a controlled environment outside of a living organism) simulation system for testing the performance of their product.