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Irish Companies Lead at Arab Health 2024

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Ireland, renowned for Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals, showcased its prowess at Arab Health 2024 in Dubai, hosting its pavilion for the twelfth consecutive year. Seventeen leading Irish companies, supported by Enterprise Ireland, presented globally sought-after solutions at the largest Middle East healthcare exhibition, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

In conjunction with Arab Health, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Dara Calleary TD, led a four-day trade mission to Dubai. Alongside Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, they supported Irish companies, engaging with UAE ministers, organizational heads, and business leaders. The visit aimed to foster collaboration and explore the latest advancements in medtech, aviation, artificial intelligence, and fintech.

Ireland and the UAE share a longstanding relationship, evident in their strong ties in business, trade, and healthcare. Irish innovation plays a pivotal role in the region’s healthcare landscape, encompassing medical education from institutions like the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Royal College of Physicians Ireland, as well as widespread adoption of Irish Med Tech solutions in regional hospitals.

Minister Calleary, speaking at Arab Health, expressed his enthusiasm for supporting Irish healthcare companies, emphasizing the global reputation of Ireland for innovation and quality in healthcare. The UAE and the Gulf region represent significant markets for Irish companies, evident in the consistent year-on-year increase in Irish exports.

The Ireland Pavilion at Arab Health, supported by Enterprise Ireland, served as a focal point for cutting-edge healthcare innovations from Ireland. This garnered substantial interest, with healthcare practitioners from the region actively engaging with the Irish delegation.

Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, conveyed his delight in supporting the participating companies, acknowledging their positive impact on the UAE healthcare sector. Irish companies, with a track record of delivering innovative solutions, contribute to enhancing health outcomes, improving productivity, and streamlining operations in the healthcare sector.

A series of key announcements and partnerships marked the week for several Enterprise Ireland supported companies at Arab Health. These include the Dubai Police Headquarters receiving the Healthy Place to Work® designation, signifying the first official certification in the Middle East. Additionally, Medical Eguides Ltd. (MEG) announced a five-year partnership with M42 to implement a quality management software system across all M42 facilities in the UAE, aiming to enhance patient care and streamline administrative tasks.

Arab Health 2024 also witnessed remarkable growth for AceTech, a global supplier of software and vehicle solutions in the emergency services market. AceTech reported an upward growth of USD 30 million in contracts, set to expand further over the next five years. Vitalograph, an expert in pulmonary function and respiratory diagnostics, announced onboarding and training of four new distribution partners.

Reflecting on the success stories from the previous year, myPatientSpace and Fleming Medical demonstrated substantial growth. For instance, myPatientSpace, a digital health company, launched a Digital Patient Support Program in partnership with Manzil Healthcare Services, while Fleming Medical expanded its product reach in the UAE markets through strategic partnerships.

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Moreover, Arab Health 2024 served as a pivotal platform for Ireland to showcase its innovation in healthcare. With a packed four-day program, the event attracted over 56,000 leading healthcare providers globally, looking to Ireland for solutions and potential collaborations. Ireland continues to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation, contributing significantly to the advancement of patient outcomes in the region.

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