The CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project focuses on harnessing the appropriate knowledge and expertise to develop and provide eLearning, training and information tools to establish best practice in medical device research translation. Project outputs include the NUIG ECTS accredited eLearning course ‘Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation’ which is in its second successful year of delivery. This year 62 participants including PhD, MSc and Post-Doctoral researchers and industry are taking the course which examines principles of medical device design and the EU regulatory considerations governing device development for market.
Also in development is MedTechTranslate an online based initiative designed to contribute to successful translation of research ideas and a more rapid journey of safe and effective medical devices to market. When launched in Q2 of 2019 MedTechTranslate will provide clinical academics, early-stage device developers or SMEs with centralised guidance and information on key concepts, including the regulatory, quality / standards and clinical data requirements associated with bringing a medical device to market.
MedTechTranslate navigation will be needs driven and will allow users to bring together content thematically, by topic (clinical, regulatory, quality and standards) or in a ‘stage-of-development’ manner – search outputs will be tailored to reflect the users project status from initiation, feasibility, verification/validation right through to launch. In addition to its guidance and information role MedTechTranslate will also support access to an ‘expertise’ registry where members can request clinical and/or industry input, advice or support from other MedTechTranslate members with a background relevant to their project needs and an expressed an interest in, or experience of, supporting medical device development.
For further information see: https://www.crdi.ie/research-curam/