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# Medical Devices

All time
# Dental Plan
Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year
Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.
# essure
Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant
The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.
# Science
Dublin firm's technology used in new device that cured paralysis in monkeys
Scientists are excited about what this could mean for humans.
# Carrick-on-Shannon
Boost for Leitrim as over 150 jobs announced
The drive will bring the number of people employed at medical devices company Vistamed to over 500.
# job fairy
Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way
One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.
# Europe
Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.
# Medical Devices
Wexford company making catheters and stents targets job growth of 200
Clearstream Technologies says a completed new facility could accommodate growth up to 2019.
# Jobswatch
Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin
Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.
Voices
Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society
Various industries – including motor, aerospace, fashion and toy manufacturing – are embracing 3D printing and pushing boundaries. But what potential challenges might lie ahead for this astonishing technology?
# implants
MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal
The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.
# Health
University of Limerick scientists invent new metal to 'significantly reduce patient trauma'
Scientists in Limerick have invented a new metal that will make medical devices inside the body more visible under x-ray, resulting in “significantly” reducing patient trauma and hospitalisation time.
# Jobswatch
Medical devices company Abbott to cut 200 jobs in Tipperary
The company is seeking voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,400 people in Clonmel.
# Jobswatch
Leitrim to get 79 new jobs with €7million investment
The positions at a medical devices firm were announced by jobs minister Richard Bruton this morning.
# Jobswatch
Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears
The medical devices company is to hold meetings with staff unions today, after committing to transfer some positions to Thailand.
# Jobswatch
60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway
A home care provider says it is creating 25 new posts in Dublin, while medical device manufacturer CareFusion is adding another 35 positions to its Gort operation.
# Hip Device Recall
Hip replacement devices recalled
Patients urged to contact their surgeon if experiencing post-op discomfort or pain.