Development of an endoscope for ENT surgery based on a circular business model


Project duration: 3 years
Partners: Tympany Medical, UCD-MNMT, Gentian Services and NCAD
Funding: Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Tympany Medical’s next-generation Solascope Endoscope will be a ‘Beyond the State of the Art’ device produced and supplied through a circular and sustainable business model.

The NCAD research team’s challenge is to develop a viable circular economy business model that reduces the amount of waste generated (versus a single-use model) throughout the product’s life.

To achieve this, our research focused on understanding the key requirements of the regulation, design, manufacture and sale of medical devices. The project outcomes will drive the ability of Tympany Medical to commercially and technically operate within the circular economy.