GMIT Medical Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway awarded ISO accreditation
Date Article Written:
Friday, August 25, 2017
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is pleased to announce that its Medical & Engineering Technology Gateway has been awarded the prestigious ISO accreditation (9001:2015).
Funded by Enterprise Ireland and located at GMIT’s Dublin Road (Galway) campus, GMIT’s Medical and Engineering (MET) Centre is an interdisciplinary Technology Gateway which provides world class solutions for the MedTech and general manufacturing sectors. The Gateway develops novel technologies relevant to both clinical research and MedTech companies operating in the design application phase.
Dr Eugene McCarthy, MET Technology Gateway Business Development Director, says “Our primary focus is to support MedTech companies by delivering technology solutions which are close to market needs.”
“Securing the globally recognised ISO 9001:2015 accreditation is a significant achievement. It strategically positions the MET Gateway as a central innovation support for companies operating in medical device design. The key value of the ISO certification is that the Gateway activities with industry can be more directly utilised. This provides potential clients with greater confidence to work with researchers based in GMIT, and accelerates product development.”
The GMIT MET Gateway has a substantial portfolio of clients ranging from High Potential Start-Up companies to some of the world’s leading medical device manufacturing companies. Dr Rick Officer, GMIT’s Vice President for Research & Innovation, says: “The clinical research we carry out may affect global decisions on products or surgical procedures. Ensuring quality and traceability is therefore central to our activities.”
“MET’s ISO 9001 certification recognises strong commitment to quality assurance in GMIT’s research collaborations with client companies and funding agencies. Through the ISO 9001 accreditation process we’ve implemented improved Quality Management Systems and Processes. These greatly enhance the MET Gateway’s strong customer focus and ensure consistent delivery of high quality innovative technologies and services, bringing great benefits to our client companies”.
For further information on GMIT’s MET Gateway, see: www.metcentre.ie
Design, manufacture and testing of customised anatomical models at GMIT’s MET Gateway (pictured) accelerates product development and reduces the costs of pre-clinical testing of medical devices.