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NUIG signs €11m medical technology agreement with US clinic

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway has signed an agreement with the Mayo Clinic in the US which will see intellectual  property brought to Ireland.

It will see the commercialisation of up to 20 novel medical technologies in Ireland over the next 5 years with the aim of creating several high value medical technology spin-out companies.

The device which is patented by the Mayo Clinic in America is for the treatment of acute pancreatitis.

A team led by Dr Mark Bruzzi of NUI Galway aims to design and develop a prototype device for human clinical use.

NUIG will also validate the market and reimbursement model for the device with the aim of exploiting the commercial potential of the technology in Ireland.

The pancreatitis project is the first in a collaboration between Enterprise Ireland and Mayo Clinic.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD will be present for the the signing of the 11 million euro agreement in Dublin today (10th April 2014).

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Excel Recruitment announce jobs boost for Galway office and region

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Excel Recruitment has announced 10 jobs for its Galway city office, while it’s also recruiting for 120 other opportunities in the region.

The company is adding 100 office jobs across its five locations nationwide.

While in the wider Galway region, Excel is recruiting staff for temporary and permanent positions on behalf of other employers.

Founder and chief executive, Barry Whelan, explains the company’s plans:

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Galway public share concerns on knife crime

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The public have been sharing their concerns about knife crime in Galway City.

It’s as figures show there were almost 400 incidents recorded by Gardaí in Galway since 2016.

Nationally, there’s been an increase of around 60 percent in knife crime during that time.

David Nevin spokes to members of the public to ask if they were concerned about the figures.

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Plans lodged for significant windfarm near Maam Cross

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a significant new windfarm near Maam Cross.

The Tullaghmore Wind Farm project would be based on lands 6km east of Maam Cross and 9km west of Oughterard.

Led by EMPower, the project would be six turbine, with an overall height of 185 metres.

It’s estimated the windfarm would generate enough electricity to power almost 22 thousand Irish homes.

County planners are due to make a decision in March.

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