Arrotek

Arrotek’s First Employee Reflects on 15 Years of Growth in the Company

by Arrotek
Back in 2007, Arrotek was a medical device start-up that was about to do something new – hire its first employee. That was 15 years ago this month, and the employee was Adrian Moran. Adrian is still with Arrotek today, so he has witnessed first-hand the changes as we have grown into a company with nearly 100 staff. “It was humble beginnings at the start,” said Adrian, “as when I joined, Arrotek operated from a single unit in a business park in Strandhill. The company has grown continuously since then, and it has been fantastic to be a part of...

Read Paula Oliveira’s Inspirational Story on International Women in Engineering Day

by Arrotek
International Women in Engineering Day is an annual event to celebrate the success of female engineers. It is also a day to highlight the underrepresentation of women in engineering, including in the medical device industry. According to Engineers Ireland, only 12 percent of engineering professionals are women. One of them is Arrotek's Paula Oliveira. Paula's story is inspirational, but it also puts a spotlight on some of the issues that are limiting efforts to get a better gender balance in the engineering sector. In telling her story, Paula highlights that a lot of engineers in the medical device industry have...

Press Release: Multi-Million Euro Investment and 100 New Jobs at Arrotek

by Arrotek
Multi-million-euro expansion and 100 new jobs for Sligo as medical device manufacturer Arrotek looks to the future Sligo medical device designer and manufacturer Arrotek is delighted to announce the planned creation of up to 100 new jobs after the company was granted planning permission for a 20,000sq ft extension to its headquarters in Sligo town. Arrotek is based in a purpose-built 50,000sq ft facility in the heart of the Medtech cluster in Finisklin Business park in Sligo, which was built in 2019 and features state-of-the-art manufacturing cleanrooms, laboratory, and engineering offices. It is expected that the additional 20,000sq ft will...

Arrotek to exhibit at Medical Technology UK

by Arrotek
Arrotek Medical Ltd are looking forward to exhibiting @MedicalTechnologyUK on 16th - 17th March in Coventry Building Society Arena. Come and visit us to discuss your Medical Device Design and Manufacturing project. You will find us at stand 98.

Supporting International Women’s Day 2022 at Arrotek

by Arrotek
Arrotek is proud to support International Women's Day 2022 and this year's theme, Break the Bias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities. We can break the bias in our workplaces. We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities. Together, we...

An Overview of Steerable and Deflectable Catheter Design

by Arrotek
The steerable and deflectable catheter design process helps produce some of the most advanced minimally invasive medical devices currently in use. This includes both diagnostic and therapeutic catheter devices. Furthermore, technology advances mean it is now possible to design advanced catheter technologies that are more complex than ever before. Steerable and deflectable catheters are designed to navigate through complex and tortuous vasculatures. This could be, for example, for use in cardiovascular, neurovascular, or peripheral vasculature procedures. The process of designing steerable and deflectable catheters involves using various technologies and materials, as well as taking into account the performance characteristics required...

Virtual Eat Well, Feel Well Workshop at Arrotek

by Arrotek
Employees in Arrotek have taken part in an Eat Well, Feel Well workshop. It was presented by nutritionist Aoife Clancy. Aoife is the performance nutritionist with Sligo GAA's Senior football and hurling teams. She also runs a nutrition clinic. The aim of the virtual workshop was to discuss a balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and the immune system. Aoife also talked about the link between food and mood, gut health, and snacking at work. Tracey Kelly, HR Manager at Arrotek said: "We have a sports and social club which is normally very active. It has been more difficult...

Arrotek Exhibiting at Virtual MedtecLIVE

by Arrotek
Update: Arrotek Technical Sales Manager Ronan Scott will be giving at talk at Virtual MedtecLIVE 2020 on the 6 Step Design Process for Medical Development. Get a ticket and find out more. This year's MedtecLIVE event is going virtual, and Arrotek will be there as an exhibitor. MedtecLIVE is an annual event that brings together all parts of the medical device industry. Last year, there were over 400 exhibitors with over 4,500 MedTech industry and medical industry professionals in attendance. With the COVID-19 emergency, however, this year's MedtecLIVE event in Germany had to be cancelled. There will still be a...

New European MDR – Key Steps to Take at a Time of Uncertainty

by Arrotek
Issues surrounding the implementation of the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) are a hot topic of conversation right now in the medical device industry. After all, that implementation starts in May of this year while today, significant challenges exist. Those challenges include the availability of MDR-designated Notified Bodies, the high workloads currently being experienced by those Notified Bodies, the uncertainty around grace periods, and the availability of EU-published guidance. These issues are now well-known and they are discussed and debated regularly. For example, they are scheduled to be key discussion points at the MedTech Live event taking place...