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Elizabeth McGloughlinElizabeth graduated with an honours degree from UCD School of Medicine in 2013. She has subsequently gained clinical experience in Medicine, Geriatrics, Colorectal  Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Most recently Elizabeth has been working and training in Anaesthesia in the University Hospital Limerick. 

During her studies Elizabeth spent most of her spare time singing with multiple award winning choirs in Dublin including UCD Choral Scholars and New Dublin Voices. She also enjoys cooking and travelling. Always keen to find a creative solution to a problem, she is looking forward to the challenge of working in the entrepreneurial environment fostered by Bioinnovate.

 

Rory O'CallaghanRory O’Callaghan is a graduate of the MSc. in Medical Device Design from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Prior to this he studied Industrial Design in the prestigious Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden and spent an Erasmus semester studying Interface Design in the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany. Rory has a BEng. (Houners) in Product Design Engineering from Dundalk I.T. To date Rory’s most successful professional work has been on the Multihog MH90, a multipurpose utility tractor manufactured by Multihog in Dundalk, Ireland, where he worked as an employee from the companies inception in February 2008 until September 2011. 

Today Rory is working in Medical Design, where he believes design thinking and process are massively under-utilised and where design can make a huge contribution to the benefit of peoples lives. Rory’s approach is objectively design centric, which is an inherently human centred approach to Medical Design. He strives to find an equilibrium between this and the “risk-based” approach demanded by the medical device design industry. In January 2014 Rory founded Real Motives Design Limited and has since collaborated exclusively with Cook Medical on many design research projects focusing on Endoscopy. Rory has been Highly Commended by the Institute of Designers in Ireland for the Multihog MH90 and has a RedDot Concept award. When not in the studio Rory loves traveling, playing team sports and cycling, he has been known to occasionally brew ale. 

 

Tony O'HalloranTony has over 16 years of experience in product development within the medical device sector. Having graduated from GMIT with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Tony has held multiple design and development engineering roles at Medtronic Vascular, Vysera Biomedical and most recently Creganna Medical. During this time, Tony has worked in a design and program management capacity on the development and commercialisation of a diverse range of minimally invasive devices for the Cardiovascular, Gastro-Intestinal, Urological and Bariatric markets. Combined with his technical and program management experience, Tony has experience in regulatory submissions within multiple territories during his time with Medtronic and Creganna where he played a key role in the approval of numerous devices. Tony also has experience in mergers and acquisitions during his time with Vysera biomedical, where he played a key role in the preparation of the approval of the Vysera Anti-Reflux control valve and its subsequent purchase and licensing by Merit Medical. Tony has a great passion for the identification, development and commercialisation of novel solutions for unmet clinical needs and is excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Bioinnovate Fellowship programme.

 

Andrew BourkeAndrew is a results focussed Commercial Strategy Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the medical device sector. During his career within the industry, he collaborated with multinational manufacturers such as Bard, Boston Scientific, Atrium and Applied Medical. Following a degree in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology, he developed in a number of positions including Area Manager, Surgical Sales Director and Cross Functional Strategy Development Manager, during which time he helped double M.E.D. Surgical’s revenue.  Upon completion of an executive MBA in UCD Michael Smurfit Business School in 2014, he established a consultancy partnership, working with 2011 NUIG BioInnovate Fellow, Ms Caroline Gaynor. During the last 15 months, he has successfully completed Feasibility Studies and Commercialisation Strategy Reports for NUIG, DCU and UCD Nova. Andrew’s key strengths are market analysis and strategy development, rationalising market reports, clinical papers and feedback from a vast network of key opinion leaders, to formulate individual strategic plans for SMEs and innovation research projects. His goal within the BioInnovate Program is to assist his team to develop distinctive, innovative, high potential medical technologies. Andrew is a keen cyclist and runner, and has raised over €25,000 for various charities over the last 6 years. He is a keen traveller and he recently helped to establish a microbrewery called Wood Key Brewing in Dublin, with its first beer, The Pilgrim, commercially available since June 2015.

 

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