TCD - UCD Innovation Alliance - Entrepreneurial Companies Showcasing the Impact of Research (Companies)

BiancaMed (

BiancaMed, a medical technology company, sells the world’s only convenient, non-contact device for the monitoring of sleep and breathing in the home.

Founders: Dr Philip de Chazal, Dr Conor Hanley and Professor Conor Heneghan, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering.


Bioplastech is an innovation driven company producing biodegradable polymers with novel uses in the biomedical and bulk plastic industries.

Founder: Dr Kevin O’Connor, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

Cellix (

Cellix has developed a microfluidics drug screening tool currently being used by over a third of the top ten pharmaceutical companies worldwide. 

Founders: Dmitry Kashanin, Professor Igor Schvets and Vivienne Williams, TCD School of Physics.

Celtic Catalysts (

Celtic Catalysts is a leading supplier of chiral products and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and biotechnology industries.

Founders: Professor Declan Gilheany and Dr Brian Kelly, UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Eneclann (

Eneclann provides a range of professional services in the historical, heritage, archive and records management sectors.

Founders: Dr Brian Donovan and Dr Fiona Fitzsimons, TCD School of History.

HeyStaks Technologies (

HeyStaks Technologies has developed a unique technology that allows searchers to harness their social graphs as they search on their favourite search engines effectively bringing together the worlds of social networks and mainstream search engines.

Founders: Dr Peter Briggs, Dr Maurice Coyle, Professor Barry Smyth, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, University College Dublin

IdentiGEN (

IdentiGEN is a leading provider of DNA-based solutions to the agri-food industry with laboratory operations in Ireland, UK and the USA.

Founders: Dr Ronan Loftus and Dr Ciaran Meghen, TCD School of Genetics and Microbiology.

Miravex (

Miravex specialises in the areas of optics and image analysis for the cosmetic investigation of skin conditions.

Founders: Dr Roman Kantor, Dr Guido Mariotto and Professor Igor Shvets, TCD School of Physics.

OncoMark (

OncoMark, a life science company, is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics that help to save lives and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

Founders: Professor William Gallagher and Steve Penney, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

Sonitus Systems (

Sonitus Systems design and install sophisticated noise monitoring systems for assessing the impact of environmental noise.

Founders: Dr Dermot Geraghty, Ivor Humphreys and Dr Paul McDonald, Ciaran McElroy and Bartley McElroy, TCD School of Engineering.