Meet the companies that exhibited

Six companies from the Northern Ireland life and health sciences sector shared their knowledge, capability and products and services at Arab Health 2024, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. 

Northern Ireland has a strong reputation in life and health science, with expertise across a range of specialisms, including precision medicine, pharma and biotech, medical technology, diagnostics, and clinical trials. 

Home to a dynamic ecosystem of innovative companies and academic institutions, the region is a hotbed of advancements in healthcare solutions.  From cutting-edge medical devices and diagnostics to ground-breaking research in fields like AI and precision medicine, Northern Ireland is at the forefront of the industry.  With a highly skilled workforce and strong government support, the region is a hub where innovation and collaboration flourish, making it an ideal destination for those seeking the latest in healthcare solutions. 

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

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Companies attending

  • Armstrong Medical is a respected leader in the field of heated humidified respiratory therapies, dedicated to enhancing patient care. The company design and manufacture a wide range of top-quality respiratory medical devices and equipment for the adult, neonatal and perioperative sectors. As part of Eakin Healthcare, Armstrong Medical exports to over 60 countries worldwide.

  • Biopanda manufactures in vitro diagnostic tests for point of care diagnostics suitable for use by a healthcare professional. Biopanda also produces Food Safety, Veterinary, and Drugs of Abuse Test kits. The company’s Lateral Flow and ELISA assays are manufactured in its ISO 13485 certified laboratory and are highly sensitive, specific, with excellent accuracy. 

  • Established in 2005, family owned CIGA Healthcare Ltd. has grown rapidly over the years. Based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland the company now supply a wide range of over-the-counter and professional tests to pharmacy outlets and health services under its Suresign brand. In 2012 its subsidiary CIGA Healthcare LLC was opened as part of an expansion into the American market. 

  • Cirdan is a leading provider of diagnostic digital health and imaging solutions that enhance pathology laboratory workflows and speed up patient clinical pathways. Headquartered in the UK, with offices in North America and Australia, Cirdan is recognised as one of the fastest-growing clinical Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) providers. 

  • Intelesens Ltd, is the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of defibrillator and ECG electrodes, with a client list ranging from blue-chip multinationals to start-ups. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the company has created a flexible partnership approach, tailored to meet the client's exacting requirements. Intelesens has the experience, knowledge, and in-house facilities to deliver a cost-effective electrode solution for your business. Intelesens - The Complete Electrode Expert & Partner 

  • Neurovalens is a global health-tech company that creates groundbreaking non-invasive neurostimulation technology to treat some of the world's most significant health challenges.

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