Palliare Signs first US GPO Agreement
Palliare, a leading developer of advanced insufflation technologies, has received EU CE Mark certification under the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) for its EVA15 insufflator and smoke evacuation system. This makes it one of the first laparoscopic and endoscopic insufflators to meet the new more extensive regulatory requirements introduced in 2021 for medical devices in Europe, and will now permit the company to commence shipments to the European market with immediate effect.
Commenting on the clearance, John O’Dea, CEO, said “We believe that this is an important step forward for our company. Certifying EVA15 as a Class 2b device to the new MDR regulation has entailed an extensive exercise, one that puts the company on a firm regulatory approval footing in Europe for the coming years. We have now started the process of installing EVA15 in leading robotic surgical training centers in Europe”.
Allan Mulrooney, Interim CEO of the WDC said “The achievement of Palliare obtaining EU CE Mark certification for their EVA15 insufflator and smoke evacuation system is a reminder of the pivotal role the medical devices sector plays in the West of Ireland. This milestone serves as a testament to the region’s growing reputation as a hub for innovation and cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare industry.
The West of Ireland has consistently demonstrated its potential to foster groundbreaking advancements, and the WDC is proud to support companies like Palliare that are at the forefront of driving progress. As we move forward, the WDC reaffirms its commitment through our investment fund to nurturing and empowering businesses that strive for innovation, ensuring that they have the resources, expertise, and support needed to thrive”.
NSAI CEO, Geraldine Larkin, continued “Certification is a key pillar for companies in the medical devices sector to drive innovation, ensure quality, and to gain market accessibility. Ireland is a major hub for the medical devices sector in Europe and the ability of the NSAI to certify products for access to the European market is an important part of our work in supporting Irish business”.
In further news, Palliare is pleased to announce that it has signed a GPO agreement with Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider. Palliare engaged with Northwell’s Global Strategic Partnerships team and came through their International Business Program, an established program for international companies to work with the Northwell system. Elaine Brennan, Executive Director of Global Strategic Partnerships said, “We created this program to streamline engagement with international companies that add value for Northwell – from procurement to pilots to investment opportunities – and we’re glad to add Palliare as a solution for Northwell and partner within the GPO alliance”.