It’s not hard to dispute Belfast’s scientific prowess…

FROM humble beginnings in the Royal Victoria Hospital’s erectile dysfunction clinics, Prof Wallace Dinsmore has certainly gone up in the world. The Belfast doc who helped bring Viagra to the world is now working on a new treatment for not being able to get it up – a ‘spray and stay’ anaesthetic. Viagra has obviously had an enormous impact helping men around the world overcome sexual problems, but it’s just one medical breakthrough that has emanated from ‘here’ that’s had a global impact. The portable defibrillator is one such discovery, though I’m sure you can name more.