Ireland & Massachusetts: Synergies and Opportunities for Life Sciences

Presented by New England Healthcare Executive Network


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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November 6, 2017 7:30AM–10:00AM


This event is to draw attention to the highly synergistic regions of Massachusetts and Ireland as it relates to BioPharma, Medical Device/MedTech product development and manufacturing. We will bring a variety of perspectives from both sides to understand the value proposition presented for inward and outward investment to/from Ireland.

Join this future focused, visionary, and engaging blue ribbon panel of experts. Ask questions. Contribute your insights during the audience interactive segment.

Keynote Speaker

  • Ger Brophy, GM, Cell Therapy, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
    Ger leads the Cell Therapy division of Life Sciences within GE Healthcare developing & commercializing products for autologous & allogenic cell therapy.

Program Moderator

  • Laura Hamilton, Executive VP, US Operations, RxCelerate Inc.; President, BIBA
    Laura was born in Cork City, Ireland and resides in Boston; having strong business connections within life sciences in Massachusetts and Ireland.


  • Dave Shanahan, President, BeaconHealth
    Dave is the President of Partnerships at HealthBeacon, a medical adherence technology company developing smart tools for managing medication.
  • Aiden O'Dwyer, President, US Operations, DPS Engineering
    Aiden has full US operational responsibility for DPS' Architectural & Engineering design, and Construction Management.

Topics for Discussion

  • The many benefits of expanding life science businesses into Ireland: Highly talented workforce, favorable tax rate, English speaking country with access to the Euro Zone, a great place to live, work, and invest,
  • Ireland’s strengths: Medical Device/MedTech product development and BioManufacturing,
  • Synergies between Ireland and Massachusetts, are encouraging indigenous Irish businesses to enter US market, by way of Massachusetts,
  • Building on the past successes, where do the future opportunities lie?