Symphysis Medical

Independence | Comfort | Quality of Life

Developing an innovative drainage technology to treat malignant pleural effusions (MPE)

Better Outcomes



Incorporates an active component that will significantly shorten the treatment duration of MPE compared to current catheter devices.


Patient Centric


A user-friendly design to promote patient independence, comfort and quality of life.

Cost Effective


Reduces the costs associated with long-term home drainage and acute readmissions to hospital.


SymPhysis Medical

Located in Galway, Ireland


linked to experts internationally


SymPhysis Medical win “Innovation of t…

Posted in News by Nate Reynolds

19th July, 2023

SymPhysis Medical were thrilled to win the “Innovation of the Year” award at the Life Sciences Industry Awards which took place in Dublin on 7 July, 2023. Tim Jones and...

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SymPhysis Medical nominated for Innovati…

Posted in News by Nate Reynolds

14th June, 2023

In May 2023, SymPhysis Medical was delighted to be nominated for Innovation of the Year Award in the inaugural year of The Life Science Industry Awards for its first drainage...

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MedTech Rising: Emerging Medtech Company…

Posted in News by Symphysis Medical

5th December, 2022

SymPhysis Medical were delighted to be nominated for the Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award at the Irish Medtech Awards in December 2022. The Irish Medtech Association is the...

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SymPhysis Medical wins HealthTech Innova…

Posted in News by Symphysis Medical

24th November, 2022

The SymPhysis Medical team were delighted to win Best Indigenous Healthcare Start-up at the The HealthTech Innovation Awards in Dublin on 23 November. HealthTech Ireland is an independent trade association for...

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MPE By Numbers


Affects ~90% of patients with mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer

Affects ~ 35% of patients with lung cancer.

Breast Cancer

Affects ~ 16% of patients with breast cancer.


Affects ~ 11% of patients with lymphoma.