Dion Gallagher has worked in ICS Medical since 2022 in the position of Principal Design Engineer. With over 16 years experience in the industry, Dion tells us more about his role.
What is your role at ICS? What does your day-to- day look like?
As a Principal Engineer at ICS Medical Devices, I play a pivotal role in overseeing the successful completion of ICS Medical Device programs. I serve as the primary liaison between ICS and our customers, providing comprehensive guidance and technical support throughout the entire product development lifecycle. Additionally, I lead customer design input, supporting the advancement of ICS’s technical capabilities to ensure we consistently deliver world-class design solutions to our valued customers. Simultaneously, I mentor and foster the growth of our technical engineering team, nurturing their expertise and contributing to their continuous development.
How did you find yourself in this role?
After working for approximately 16 years in the contract Design Services department at Creganna Medical, a few of my colleagues from that time established ICS Medical, a company dedicated to developing innovative front-end solutions for their customers. Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer focus resonated with me, and I made the decision to join ICS Medical in 2022.
What do you like about working at ICS?
I like the lively and forward-thinking culture at ICS Medical, providing a platform where I can actively participate in groundbreaking advancements in front-end medical device technologies. From complex structural heart devices to the precision-driven therapy areas of electrophysiology, neurovascular interventions, and innovative smart catheters, the scope of innovation at ICS Medical is inspiring.
Can you tell us about an interesting or challenging project you have worked on since joining ICS?
At ICS Medical, I was involved in the development of a compelling and intricate device—a Tricuspid Valve Delivery System designed to address Tricuspid Regurgitation (TR). TR is a cardiac valve disorder marked by the reverse flow of blood from the right ventricle to the right atrium during the cardiac cycle. Typically, the tricuspid valve maintains a unidirectional blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle, preventing any backward leakage. In cases of severe tricuspid regurgitation, the valve fails to close effectively, leading to the undesired backward flow of blood.
Outside of work, how do you like to spend your free time?
I’m an outdoor enthusiast, I enjoy spending time travelling around in my self-converted campervan, I enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, kayaking, and paddle surfing. This year, I spent time in Norway, where I did some glacier hikes and hiked to the Trolls Tongue ‘Trolltunga’ Via Ferrata, which was one of my highlights of 2023.