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i360 medical founder Derek Young dies of illness

Derek Young, founder and CEO of Irish medical device innovation company i360medical, has died after falling ill.

Young, who passed away at the age of 51 at the Hermitage Clinic in Dublin earlier this week. He is survived by his wife Susan, children India, Xavier and Pixie, his family and a wide circle of friends.

Originally from Co Laois but living in Wexford for many years, he founded i360medical in 2009.

The company has established itself as a preferred « one stop » supplier for offshore R&D to a number of global and national healthcare systems and medical technology companies.

Company President and Interim CEO Bob Mitchell said Derek Young was a visionary, entrepreneur and leading innovator in healthcare in Ireland, and he expressed his sympathies on behalf of the company to Mr. Young’s family and friends.

“Derek was the proud founder and driving force behind i360medical. He was an accomplished innovator, deeply connected and a leader in the medical device industry, but the real legacy he leaves behind is that of a husband, father, and friend.”

« Our thoughts are first and foremost with Derek’s wife Susan, the children of India, Xavier and Bixie, his family and his wide circle of friends in Wexford, Dublin, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and beyond, on their tragic loss. »

Derek’s vision for i360medical was to improve patient care and outcomes by first identifying and then providing innovative solutions. i360medical is now recognized as a world leader in medical device innovation. As the board of directors and management team, we are committed to delivering on the sustainable vision set forth by Derek and his colleagues and ensuring that it continues into the future.”

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A well-known inventor of over 32 patents with worldwide commercial success, Derek Young was involved in a number of successful European medical device startups including Medtech, Advanced Surgical Concepts and Haptica before moving to the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Dublin.

He has led and completed at least twelve medical device exits with major multinational healthcare companies over the past 12 years.

His funeral will take place at St Brigid’s Church, Blackwater, and Wexford, at 11am on Saturday, December 4.