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17Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Helping to build Ireland’s MedTech Hub – The MedTech Strategist

By | Wednesday, August 17, 2016|

We at Kite Medical are delighted to feature in the MedTech Strategist July edition. “Incubation Strategies – Ireland’s BioInnovate Program: Helping to Build Ireland’s Medtech Hub,” by David Cassak Published in the July 29, 2016 Issue (Vol. 3, No. 11) Article Overview: Ireland’s vibrant medtech community has found its academic roots in NUIG’s BioInnovate program, which is fostering a generation of medtech innovation and start-ups driven by a deep dive into clinical needs.

5Friday, February 5, 2016

‘Kite’ reflux device ready to take flight – The Irish Times

By | Friday, February 5, 2016|

New innovators: Kite Medical Having a sick child is a huge worry for parents, and it is even worse if getting to the bottom of what is wrong involves putting the child through a distressing procedure. Kidney reflux is the most common urological disorder in childhood, affecting 2 per cent of young children. It is most prevalent from six months to five years of age. The condition may resolve as the child gets older, but left undiagnosed and untreated it can lead to permanent kidney damage and ultimately to kidney failure. As of now diagnosing the condition is painful and invasive, and takes place in a hospital setting. Sarah Loughney is a bioengineer who became familiar with difficulties surrounding the diagnosis of kidney reflux while participating in the Enterprise Ireland-backed BioInnovate Fellowship programmed in 2012. This programme encourages participants to develop medical innovations to meet identified clinical needs. Loughney [...]