‘Aligning our research with the Medtech Industry’s requirements for Bio-Photonics and Photonics Integration.’ by Ray Burke Tyndall Institute

Many of the advances in medicine today are driven by the application of current ICT technology platforms into medical devices directly according to Ray Burke.

Bio Photonics is one of the key enabling technologies in medtech which has clear and understood application in therapeutics and a lot of open opportunities in diagnostics.More and more medical interventions are performed with minimally invasive techniques resulting in less trauma to the patient, lower risk of infection, cost savings and a shorter hospitalisation. Instruments such as surgical tools, catheters and laparoscopic instruments with sensors and imaging modalities at the tip of these minimal invasive instruments give the surgeon diagnostic information directly at the point of intervention. Integration Skills and a comprehensive offering to the medtech sector will ensure alignment of our research.

About Ray Burke
Program Manager for ICT for Health at Tyndall National Institute has a research masters in physics. Research area Magneto-Impedance (MI) effect based nanomaterial sensors for bio-medical applications. He has more than twenty five years R&D experience in the medtech and electronics industry working for large multinational corporations as a senior design engineer and program manager.
Mr Burke previously worked for Boston Scientific in Cardio Rythm Managment and is currently managing research programmes for Tyndall with the health care industry including some of the largest medical device companies. These programmes include photonics packaging and integration, bio-photonic sensors, smart surgical instruments. He is also involved in the submission of proposals for both National and EU research funding.

About Tyndall National Institute
Established with a mission to support industry and academia in driving research to market, Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research and development and the largest facility of its type in Ireland. Established in 1982 at University College Cork, the Institute employs over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, with a full-time graduate cohort of 135 students generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year. Tyndall has a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide .Hosting the only full CMOS integrated circuit construction, MEMS and III-V Wafer Semiconductor fabrication facilities and services in Ireland.
Tyndall is a globally leading Institute with its core research areas of Photonics, Microsystems, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Theory, Modelling and Design. Tyndall is the lead institution for the Science Foundation Ireland funded Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC).

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