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Top Catheter and Medical Device Design and Development Blogs of 2021

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
We regularly publish blogs, case studies, and other articles on our Knowledge Hub covering various catheter and medical device design topics. Here is a collection of the top blogs of 2021. Catheter Design and Development – Key Considerations to Get Your Product to Market In this blog, Arrotek's Richard McLoughlin explains the key considerations when designing and developing a new catheter device. This includes everything from the intended use of the catheter to performance considerations to the makeup of the various layers in a reinforced catheter. Read Now An Overview of Steerable and Deflectable Catheter Design Steerable and deflectable catheters...

Arrotek install Electric Car charging facilities

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek strives towards a greener future, and we fully support the move towards environmental sustainability. Work is currently underway to install electric car charging facilities outside of our premises in Finisklin Business Park in Sligo. More of our staff are investing in electric vehicles and this charging point will give them a convenient and hassle-free way to fuel up whilst also being kind to the environment. We are delighted to be able to offer this electric car charging point to our staff and customers.

Arrotek Supports UNICEF’s Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine Campaign

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek has made a donation to UNICEF’s Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine campaign to help the organisation in its efforts to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to the world's most vulnerable people. UNICEF's goal is to help vaccinate two billion people across the globe, with a focus on health workers, vulnerable families, and other high-risk groups. It is doing this because scientists and health professionals believe nobody is safe from Covid-19 until everyone is safe. The money donated to UNICEF will help to buy, transport, and administer Covid-19 vaccinations.   Richard Loughlin from Arrotek said: “We are proud to support this...

Case Study: Advanced Mechanical Circulatory Support Technologies for High-Risk Coronary Interventions

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
The treatment of coronary heart disease has advanced rapidly over recent decades. For example, in patients deemed unsuitable for cardiac surgery, the introduction of percutaneous procedures significantly reduced mortality rates. Further advances in minimally invasive approaches have improved patient outcomes even further. This includes high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), where interventional cardiologists treat extreme cases. Mechanical circulatory support is a crucial component of many high-risk PCI procedures to maintain blood flow. This is an evolving area of cardiac treatments. The success of these treatments is often dependent on vascular access and closure. However, in many situations, vascular access and closure...

Arrotek Wins Best Medical Device Design Specialist Award

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek has won an award at the 2021 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards: Best Medical Device Design & Development Specialists - ROI. The Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards are run by Global Health & Pharma. The annual awards highlight innovation and outstanding levels of performance. Richard McLoughlin from Arrotek, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award, it is testament to the amazing team we have inhouse in our facility in Ireland. At Arrotek, we continuously strive to deliver on client expectations while also pushing the boundaries of minimally invasive medical device design. “Every member of the Arrotek team is committed...

Why Sligo – Living, Working, and Doing Business in the Northwest of Ireland

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Sligo is the base of our operations here at Arrotek. We moved into a new purpose-built facility in 2019 following a significant investment, and we are part of a strong and growing medical device industry in Ireland’s northwest. Why Sligo, though? What is Sligo like, and what does it have to offer? These are questions we are regularly asked by clients from Europe and elsewhere in the world. Ideally, we’d like to bring you here so you can see first-hand what is on offer not just in Arrotek’s state-of-the-art facility, but in the region more generally. As a taster, however,...

Workplace Wellbeing at Arrotek: The Right to Disconnect

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Last month, the Government published its Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect.  At Arrotek, this code of practice is something we fully support. Throughout our 16 years in business, we have recognised the importance of relaxation and rest during personal time for all members of the Arrotek team. Today, all employees are encouraged to finish work on time and to switch off and disconnect from work at weekends and when on annual leave. Tracey Kelly, HR Manager at Arrotek, said: “We follow the ethos here at Arrotek that when you are off, you are off! This approach is...

Sligo MedTech Companies Sponsor Irish Olympic Hopeful John Travers

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Sligo medical device companies Arrotek Medical, Ward Automation, and Verus Metrology have come together to provide sponsorship for Irish middle-distance runner, John Travers. John aims to make it onto the Irish Olympic team to compete in the 5,000 metres long-distance track event in Japan in July/August. John said: "It is absolutely brilliant getting this support. I work full-time so it was hard to put my full focus on running. I've now given up work to concentrate on getting to the Olympics and this financial support has completely taken away the stress. I can now get into the qualifying races that...

Arrotek Team Covers Over 3,360km in March Fitness Initiative

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
At Arrotek, we ran another virtual Sports and Social Club event during March to promote Spring fitness. We split up into four teams to compete in a challenge to see who could walk, run, and cycle the furthest. Team Carrowmore came out on top covering 931km during the month. Congratulations to them and everyone who took part. Results: Team Carrowmore - 931km Team Knocknarea - 857km Team Benbulben - 802km Team Lissadell House - 771km