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NORTHERN IRELAND was the sponsor country for day two of Arab Health.

Northern Ireland has a thriving life and health sciences sector that benefits from a strong collaborative approach between industry, academia and clinicians.

The region offers expertise across precision medicine, clinical trials and digital health. Northern Ireland also has clinical specialisms within the areas of oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, respiratory and diabetes.




Ten companies from the Northern Ireland Life and Health Sciences sector and two Universities exhibited at Arab Health and hosted business sessions at the business forum adjacent to the dealers and distributors lounge. View the full programme here.

From developing the world’s first portable defibrillator, to high performance scientific digital cameras, innovation is at the heart of Northern Ireland’s Life and Health Sciences sector.

With a creative and results-driven way of thinking and world-class companies that go the extra mile, Northern Ireland is the ideal place to find medtech solutions. 

Northern Ireland.
Connected, Collaborative, Commercialised.

Who exhibited

Armstrong Medical create respiratory products to support healthcare professionals improve  outcomes in critical care and operating departments.  The company has grown considerably to become a worldwide manufacturer currently exporting to over 63 countries and employs over 130 people. Design and development are an integral part of the Armstrong Medical ethos with patient safety to the foreground at all times.  Their aim is to enhance export growth by increasing their global sales, marketing and distribution network. Armstrong Medical continually seek to develop new business relationships and appoint new partners to work with them.

Biopanda Reagents develops and manufactures in vitro tests for clinical laboratories, veterinary practice, and food safety. Our company provides innovative, high quality and cost-effective test reagents that offer the sensitivity and specificity that customers demand. 

Biopanda Reagents are proud to announce the release of our BR-G8000 quantitative immunoassay analyser.   This handheld device is designed for reading results of a variety of biomarkers including cardiac, inflammatory, thrombosis, fertility, renal, and other health monitoring biomarkers. This easy to use, handheld device performs a wide range of tests and aids health professionals in quick and accurate diagnosis and monitoring of patients. It is ideal for use in emergency departments, small hospital laboratories, GP surgeries, emergency home calls, and clinics that provide point of care diagnostics.

CIGA Healthcare Ltd. is an award-winning company that specialises in the development of rapid diagnostic tests 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, as well as the NHS and the HSE in Ireland. CIGA distributes Suresign® products to over 70 countries and through their subsidiary in the USA now has several major US customers. 

CIS Oncology is a Belfast based Digital Healthcare Application Company.  Its specialist application solution, ChemoCare optimises cancer care. 

ChemoCare enables patient-centric cancer care, allowing web-based access to cancer treatment information whenever and wherever it is needed. 

Clinisent has developed a comprehensive diagnostic reporting platform which helps laboratories overcome the challenge of multi-stakeholder reporting. The Clinisent platform helps labs increase revenues through increasing service throughout, decreasing costs through operational efficiency and increasing value by providing a means of engagement for key stakeholders, especially patients.

Procedural Packs that put the customer in control - Clonallon aims to be a leading CPT supplier throughout the Gulf region building on a solid local reputation and sustained growth in the UK and Ireland. Patient safety andclinical knowledge are the driving factors for company growth.

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.

OBE Waste and Agri Engineering Ltd’s founder company Masterburn was formed in 2002 by its present partners Darryl and Beverley Hylands, to supplement the overall income for their poultry farm. The idea for Masterburn arose from the need to dispose of poultry carcasses on their own farm so they built their first incinerator. What started out as a small idea soon grew into something much bigger as they began to make incinerators for farmers and veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland. Due to Masterburn's fast growth OBE was formed as a parent company and now carries out full engineering contracts as well as specialising in Masterburn incinerators for agricultural, aquacultural and medical use, OBE Agri trailers and Slurry-TEK slurry handling equipment.

Paradox Omega Oils Ltd manufactures innovative unique high quality Omega fatty acid food supplements for all the family. Based in Belfast, UK all products are GMP MHRA certified.

At Arab Health, Paradox are also presenting a new innovative Greek style frozen yogurt Yomega3, high in Omega 3 & Vit D ideal for nutrition in school and hospital environments.

Queen’s University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2017/2018). A truly global University, Queen’s has partnerships with over 250 institutions across the world, including Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai. It has collaborations with over 3000 local, national and international employers and is committed to developing future-ready leaders who can compete in a global job market. The University has £1.5m of scholarships available for talented International students.  It has recently established a team based in Dubai to support its growing community of more than 220 students from the Middle East and Africa.

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, TriMedika's non contact TRITEMP IR thermometer for hospitals and clinics revolutionizes temperature measurement. Trimedika offer comprehensive distributor training, hold ISO 13485 and manufacture in Europe.

Ranked by the prestigious Times Higher Education Rankings as one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old, Ulster University is a modern, multi-campus university delivering high-quality teaching informed by world-leading research.  It is one of the top 15 UK universities for student satisfaction and is in the top 2% of universities in the world.  Ulster University will soon have a new £250m campus in the heart of Belfast.