13 - jun. - 2019
Next Conference Santander Biomedical Lectures

The next conference of the Santander Biomedical Lectures program organized by IDIVAL, the University of Cantabria and IBBTEC will take place on the 20th of June. The session will be given by Martin O’Halloran and will be about: “Medical Device Innovation Programmes in Ireland”.

Dr Martin O'Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he is the first academic in the history of NUI Galway to hold a joint academic position between the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine.

He is founder and director of the Translational Medical Device Lab in Galway, the first medical device lab in Ireland to be embedded in a regional hospital and co-located with a clinical trials facility. There, he leads a team of 21 engineers/physicists/clinicians, all working on novel medical device projects. Through this lab, he has secured over €6.79 million in research funding over the last 5 years, including a European Research Council (ERC) grant for medical device development.

He holds over 30 national and international research and commercialisation awards, including Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer of the Year (2014), Science Foundation Ireland's Early Career Researcher of the Year (2016), and the award for Best Academic Contribution to Medtech (2016) from the Irish Medtech Association for his work with BioInnovate. He is co-inventor on a number of medical device patents, and is involved as a technical and commercial mentor to a number of successful medtech start-ups in Ireland.

Dr O'Halloran's research ranges from basic scientific research to the clinical evaluation and commercialisation of novel medical devices. From a basic science perspective, Dr O'Halloran examines new and improved methods for the measurement of the dielectric properties of biological tissue, with a particular emphasis on reducing measurement confounders. The dielectric repository at NUI Galway is an important and unique platform for the development of novel electromagnetic imaging and therapeutic devices.

Dr O'Halloran has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference papers.

The conference, that is going to take place on the 20th of June, will be open to the general public and it will be at Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Salon Tellez (Pavilion 16) at 8.15am.

Dr O'Halloran will be in Santander throughout the day, to exchange experiences with members of the scientific and clinical community. Furthermore, she will visit the Research Centers of our community to talk with all the interested scientists.

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