Medica 2018

12 - 15 November 2018


11 companies from the Northern Ireland Life and Health Sciences sector shared their knowledge, capability and new products at Medica 2018, the world’s largest medical devices event which was held in Düsseldorf.

Northern Ireland has a strong reputation in Life and Health Sciences, with expertise across a range of specialisms, including Precision Medicine, Diagnostics, Connected Health, Clinical Trials and Data Analytics.

The region has a strong tradition of technological innovation in the medical devices sector and today researchers are at the forefront of convergent technologies, merging electronics, telecommunications and the internet with medical devices for personal healthcare.

Find out more information about the Life and Health Sciences sector in Northern Ireland.

Who took part


Biopanda Diagnostics


Biopanda Diagnostics is a dynamic UK-based company specialising in manufacturing and marketing high quality cost-effective support reagents for research institutes and the in vitro diagnostic industry worldwide. We export to research laboratories, universities, hospitals and test kit manufacturers across the world.


Biopanda Reagents Ltd


Biopanda Reagents develops and manufactures in vitro test kits for clinical laboratories, veterinary practice, and food safety, both locally and globally. Our company provides innovative, high quality and cost-effective test reagents that offer the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy that customers demand. Biopanda has been certified an ISO 13485:2016 compliant organisation.


Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen’s University Belfast


Research engineers at the Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen’s University Belfast (UK) have been developing antennas that remove the current limitations of implantable medical devices, to enhance mobile health and medical wireless networks. Results are an award-winning tissue-independent antenna and a patent-pending antenna that works inside, on and off the body.


Ciga Healthcare Ltd


CIGA Healthcare Ltd is an award-winning company that specialises in the development of Rapid Test Diagnostics for home and professional use. New products from their innovative R&D programme will help change the face of diagnostics and improve healthcare in all corners of the world. In the UK the company supplies several major supermarkets, pharmacies and the NHS; the company is also a supplier to the HSE in Ireland. CIGA distributes Suresign products to over 70 countries worldwide and has branches in the US and Middle East.


Elite Electronic Systems


Established in 1986, Elite Electronic Systems is the leading provider of Sub-Contract Electronic Manufacturing Services including PCB Assembly, Cable Assembly and Complete System Integration, to a diverse customer portfolio of innovative and successful companies in Ireland, UK and internationally. Elite adhere to ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2012 quality management systems and utilise state-of-the-art equipment to provide complete turnkey manufacturing, excellent quality and flexible scheduling.


Glenbio Ltd


Glenbio Ltd was established in January 2012 initially as a distribution and sourcing company for the diagnostics industry across the UK and Ireland. Their rapid growth enabled them to begin the development and manufacture of their range of clinical chemistry reagents and systems which are now establishing globally under the Glenbio unique brand. They specialise in their own exclusive range of liquid stable IT proteins and reagents with excellent quality and performance across multiple systems.




Intelesens is an internationally recognized innovator in targeted non-invasive vital signs monitoring. Including in-depth expertise in Wireless telemetry; Low power consumption electronics; Embedded proprietary algorithms; Cardiology and Respiratory monitoring; Detection of paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation; Ambulatory Hospital monitoring solutions; Remote Ultrasound viewing solutions; Body sensors and low level signal processing; Patented electrode manufacture and Regulatory approval - FDA and CE.




Kinsetsu are an innovative company focused on intelligent tracking, sensor and location proximity solutions. They enable their customers to connect and communicate with their valuable assets giving real-time visibility and ensuring compliance. They automate and drive efficiency in healthcare for theatre readiness, medical device, health record and patient flow.


Linnodee Diagnostics


Linnodee Diagnostics, established in 1999, is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic tests, specialising in infectious disease. Although the company has its roots in the veterinary sector, it also plays a crucial role globally with “Leptorapide” – a rapid test for the diagnosis of Leptospirosis in humans.


Norlin Genalice


Genalice is an innovative biomedical big data company We have a passion for people and technology and specialize in high performance data processing. Our ground-breaking solutions help to speed up diagnosis and treatment of complex DNA diseases and improve crop breeding in AgriGenomics.




Trimedika seek global partners that want to save hospitals millions by taking consumables out of temperature measurement and optimising infection control. Through innovative market- lead development, they have a thermometer for hospitals and clinics that revolutionize temperature measurement. Trimedika offer comprehensive distributor training, hold ISO 13485 and manufacture in Europe. Trimedika will demonstrate their latest non touch infrared thermometer TRITEMP at Medica and it will be available to order by registered TriMedika distributors at the event.

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