Want to build a strong medtech career? Start by checking out these major medtech players to beef up your Twitter news feed.
In case you missed it, Medtech Week took place across Europe this week and we took the opportunity to take a closer look at the thriving medtech industry both here and abroad.
Ireland is fast becoming the Silicon Valley of the medtech world, with more than 38,000 people employed within the sector.
For those who want to know more about how to achieve a successful medtech career, we examined what you need to know to get started and how to land your first job.
The truth is, there is an endless amount of information out there about the growing world of medical technology and those interested in growing their career would do well to take note of some of the biggest players within the industry.
We’ve rounded up 10 major medtech influencers you should follow on Twitter if you’re interested in entering this space or developing your career even further.
Bronwyn Brophy (@BronwynBrophy)
As vice-president of early technologies in the EMEA region at Medtronic, Bronwyn Brophy is widely considered one of Ireland’s most powerful women in medtech right now.
Medtronic was delighted to support the Alzheimer’s Tea Day campaign this morning. Thanks to all those who attended pic.twitter.com/cMu336pMkd
— Bronwyn Brophy (@BronwynBrophy) May 24, 2018
Brophy has worked in the medical devices industry for more than two decades and her current role has a focus on accelerating the adoption of new therapies in the areas of lung, liver and oesophageal cancer.
Alex Butler (Alex__Butler)
With a strong background in life sciences, digital health and medical devices, Alex Butler is a major thought leader at the intersection of health and technology.
We recorded the latest @digitally_sick podcast yesterday with guest @Dominic_Tyer that will be uploaded shortly. If you wanted to catch up with the comeback episode that was recorded last month you can listen here. Have a good weekend!https://t.co/lZ8JzPwfb8
— Alex Butler FCIM (@Alex__Butler) March 23, 2018
Butler is the co-founder of Foundry3, a science, creativity and innovation company working to build the future of healthcare. Butler hosts a healthcare podcast called Digitally Sick and previously worked for Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Jennifer Joe (@JenniferJoeMD)
Digital health expert and practising physician Dr Jennifer Joe is also a CEO and entrepreneur within the medtech space.
Always so good to hang out with amazing physician innovation leaders, like @FlareCapital @dangebremedhin & @IcahnMountSinai Chief Innovation Officer @atreja at the @WHCCevents #WHCC18 in DC this week. pic.twitter.com/AHIQlDTLiC
— Jennifer M. Joe, MD (@JenniferJoeMD) May 4, 2018
Joe is the founder of Medstro, an SaaS platform for digital communities and online challenges for healthcare and medicine. Joe is also editor in chief of MedTech Boston and has spoken at a number of events and conferences.
Eamonn Costello (@eamonncostello)
Eamonn Costello is the co-founder and CEO of PatientMpower, which aims to create positive outcomes for those with kidney and lung disease, with tools to self-manage and integrate with their health provider.
— Eamonn Costello (@eamonncostello) May 23, 2018
Earlier this year, the company was named joint winner at the IPF Catalyst Challenge in Chicago. Prior to his work with PatientMpower, Costello was director at MEG Support Tools, which creates clinical support tools to make life easier for healthcare workers.
Ciara Clancy (@ciarapt)
Physiotherapist and medtech entrepreneur Ciara Clancy is the founder and CEO of Beats Medical, a company that aims to empower people with Parkinson’s disease through an app using individualised metronome therapy.
— Ciara Clancy (@ciarapt) May 10, 2018
Bill Doherty (@CookMedicalEU)
Having joined Cook Medical nearly 25 years ago as its first employee, Bill Doherty is now the vice-president of Cook Medical EMEA and managing director of Cook Medical Ireland.
Cook Medical is one of the largest privately held global medtech companies, employing about 880 people at its Limerick HQ.
Emmett Devereux speaking @TheHPRA today: If we have a hard #Brexit & end up with the UK as a third party country with an independent regulatory system then the big loser will be the patient #EUDRInfoDay #MDR #regulation pic.twitter.com/liqWCi9bEx
— Cook Medical Europe (@CookMedicalEU) May 23, 2018
Pamela Hussey (@phussey47)
Pamela Hussey is a lecturer in the school of nursing and human sciences at Dublin City University.
#St Michaels Showcase Clinical nurse manager Ms Lorraine Ledger discussing physical activity with service users and staff . Social connectedness is so important Self management support in action @SNHS_DCU @HISINM1 pic.twitter.com/JSSbsdG80O
— pamela hussey (@phussey47) May 16, 2018
Hussey’s research interests include concepts and terminology, developing technology-enhanced learning objects, and the electronic health record.
Abhay Pandit (@abhay_curam)
With Galway a strong medtech hub within Ireland, Prof Abhay Pandit is definitely someone you need to know as the centre director of the Science Foundation Ireland research centre Cúram at NUI Galway.
Scientific Director of SFI Research Centre @CURAMdevices is the first Irish Academic to be elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows https://t.co/c20AbkgcTd #BelieveInScience pic.twitter.com/5wmplYsNMk
— SFI (@scienceirel) April 10, 2018
Within 10 months of opening, Cúram managed to secure €22m in EU funding under various research projects.
Earlier this year, the medical devices research centre also finalised a deal with the South Korean Biomedical Manufacturing Technology Centre.
Tina Tan (@MedtechTinaTan)
With more than 20 years of experience covering the medical devices, diagnostics and biotech sectors, Tina Tan is a medtech voice worth listening to on Twitter.
Great to see high recognition by WHO of a fellow Southeast Asian female scientist! https://t.co/ksaveXIGh3
— Tina Tan (@MedtechTinaTan) May 25, 2018
Throughout her career, Tan has held a number of editorial positions within Clinica, one of the leading business information resources for companies serving the global medtech industry. Tan is currently the editor in chief of Medtech Insight.
Jose Gomez-Marquez (@jfgm)
Jose Gomez-Marquez is co-director of Little Devices Lab at MIT, a company that develops empowerment technologies for health such as ‘plug-and-play’ diagnostic devices.
— Jose Gomez-Marquez ???? (@jfgm) May 17, 2018
Gomez-Marquez is a three-time MIT Ideas Competition winner, including two Lemelson awards for international technology.
He is also the co-founder of Maker Health, a life sciences company working at the intersection of making and healthcare.