University of Galway welcomes Dexcom investment in the west of Ireland

Back row, l-r: Sinead Walsh, University of Galway; Ricky Conneely, IDA Ireland; Professor Garry Duffy, University of Galway; Marc Mellotte, University of Galway; Adrian Furey, Dexcom; and Professor Fidelma Dunne, University of Galway. Front row: Barry Regan, Dexcom and Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, University of Galway. Credit – Aengus McMahon.
May 05 2023 Posted: 14:45 IST

University of Galway has welcomed the significant investment in the region by US-based life sciences company Dexcom.

Ahead of the announcement by Dexcom of the establishment of a new manufacturing base in Co Galway, senior executives from the company visited the University to learn about research activity.

Barry Regan, Dexcom Executive Vice-President, Global Operations joined Adrian Furey, Dexcom Vice-President EMEA and alumnus, met Consultant Endocrinologist Professor Fidelma Dunne and Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Therapies Garry Duffy to hear about clinical trials and transformative technologies being developed for diabetes treatment.

Sinead Walsh, BioInnovate Director of Operations, briefed the executives on the BioInnovate Fellowship, a specialist medical device and digital health programme based at University of Galway.

University of Galway Deputy President and Registrar Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh said: “We are very pleased to have been able to host Barry Regan and Adrian Furey from Dexcom and give them the opportunity to hear first-hand about University of Galway’s focus on the public good in our research and our ambitions to take our work to new heights.”

University of Galway Vice-President Engagement Dr Paul Dodd said: “The significant investment by Dexcom in Galway is testament to the region as a global medtech hub; a region which University of Galway is at the heart of with our ambitions for investment in research, our excellence in teaching and learning and our desire to ensure the highest standards of graduates. We wish Dexcom every success with the investment and we look forward to further developing our engagement in the future.” 


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