Comtrade targets 25pc growth after achieving ISO to develop medtech products

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Dejan Ćušić, business director, Ireland & UK at Comtrade Digital Services. Image: Philip Leonard

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Software engineering player Comtrade takes aim at Ireland’s €12.6bn medtech market.

Comtrade has received ISO certification as a developer of medical software solutions, which paves the way for the company to target 25pc growth year-on-year between 2016 and 2020 in Ireland.

Comtrade Digital Services is part of Comtrade Group, operating in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America.

The ISO 13485 allows Comtrade Digital Services to disrupt the medical market with software that will accelerate innovation and facilitate the digital transformation of the industry.

‘Comtrade Digital Services will help reduce costs and time to market – helping Ireland’s medical device manufacturers compete globally with more affordable revolutionary devices’
– DEJAN ĆUŠIĆ

For example, Comtrade’s Irish team of engineers are currently developing software that will benefit advanced wearables and in vitro diagnostics (two of the fastest-growing subsectors in Ireland’s medical device industry), as well as laparoscopic surgery and pacemaker technology.

Ready for disruption

“Ireland’s healthcare industry is ready for disruption. Ireland is a leading global exporter of medical devices, but innovation and time to market are key to holding that position and advancing further,” said Dejan Ćušić, business director, Ireland & UK at Comtrade Digital Services.

“The ISO 13485 confirms that Comtrade Digital Services’ software for medical devices is best in class and we look forward to seeing our footprint engrained in the success of the industry.

“Comtrade Digital Services is a leading global software technology partner for companies producing medical devices around the world. Thanks to our highly experienced team of engineers, our digital services and software solutions help companies innovate faster and reduce time to market – meaning they are always stay one step ahead of the competition.”

R&D plays a vital role in the continued success and growth of Ireland’s medtech industry, according to Ćušić.

“By developing software in high-growth subsectors, Comtrade Digital Services will help reduce costs and time to market – helping Ireland’s medical device manufacturers compete globally with more affordable revolutionary devices,he added.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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