Nine Life and Health Sciences companies from Northern Ireland participated in Arab Health 2022, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region.

Northern Ireland is a prime location for Life and Health Sciences businesses, thanks to its unique combination of talented people, world-class research and strong links between industry, academia and clinicians, in the commercialisation of innovative research.

The region is home to more than 250 Life and Health Sciences companies who can support all aspects of your drug development cycle, from discovery through preclinical and clinical research, to commercial manufacturing and lifecycle management. 

Northern Ireland continues to play a key role in solving global healthcare challenges through innovation, with businesses of all sizes focused on advancing pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, precision medicine, connected health and medical devices. 

Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland’s two major universities, provide globally competitive research expertise, along with 17 life sciences-related Centres of Excellence with over 1,000 researchers, and a proven track record in commercialising healthcare technologies.

To find out more about Northern Ireland’s innovative capabilities visit our Life and Health Sciences sector page.

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Who participated

  • Axial3D is a multi-award-winning medical imaging technology SME with a mission to transform the accuracy and speed of pre-operative planning, diagnosis and treatment for all patients around the world. It does this through developing artificial intelligence-based software solutions that automatically turn hard-to-understand 2D medical scans of patient anatomy into incredibly precise and data-rich 3D visualisations.

  • Armstrong Medical is a UK manufacturer of high quality innovative respiratory products for use in anaesthesia, critical and neonatal care. The company is supporting healthcare professionals to deliver optimum therapy as fast and continuously as possible and improve patient outcomes. Armstrong Medical is part of the Eakin Healthcare Group, and export to over 60 countries worldwide.

  • Biopanda Reagents produce in vitro diagnostic tests for healthcare services, clinical laboratories, veterinary practice and the food industry. Biopanda are committed to supplying lateral flow tests and ELISA kits with the highest sensitivity, specificity and accuracy to meet customers' requirements as well as relationship building, (company updates and strategy), and product training.

  • CIGA Healthcare are specialists in rapid test diagnostics. The company's wide range of products are sold in over 70 countries globally. CIGA Healthcare's team have over 100 years of combined experience allowing them to offer quality products that you can trust at a competitive price. It complies with European and ISO 13485 International Standards and supply CE marked / FDA approved products. CIGA Healthcare's partners include large multinational pharmacy chains and retailers. Every 5 seconds someone uses one of CIGA Healthcare's diagnostic tests. 

  • Cirdan is a leading provider of informatics, digital pathology education and imaging solutions that enhance and speed up the diagnosis of patients. Cirdan is recognised as one of the leading suppliers of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) worldwide. Cirdan's systems are currently helping to increase efficiency and streamline operations in clinical laboratories across six continents.

  • Diaceutics believe that every patient should have access to the right treatment at the right time. It provides the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies with an end-to-end solution for the launch of precision medicine diagnostics enabled by DXRX – The Diagnostic Network®.   

    DXRX is the world’s first diagnostic commercialisation platform for precision medicine, integrating multiple pipelines of real-world diagnostic testing data from a global network of laboratories.  

  • Effective infection prevention programmes start before the threat strikes.  By utilising DK Service's disinfecting processes and products on an ongoing basis, the chances of infection outbreaks will be significantly reduced. DKSG care about creating safer and healthier environments.

  • Neurovalens is a UK medical device company that makes non-invasive technology to treat both metabolic and neurological diseases. Neurovalens’ innovative technology delivers safe electrical stimulation into the deep parts of the brain in a way that can be used to treat type 2 diabetes, obesity, insomnia and anxiety.

  • North West Medical is an independent medical device manufacturer with a fully accredited clean room and ISO 13485 Quality Management System.  The company is a manufacturer of a complete range of single-use surgical face masks including FFP2, FFP3, Transparent, Type IIR, all certified to EN14683:2019 and single-use surgical gowns.  

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