NUIG spin-out company Orbsen Therapeutics produces stem cells that are more highly purified and more effective than those prepared using competing technology. The company has been helped as it develops by the team in the technology transfer office (TTO) at the university. The Ignite West TTO provided numerous early stage business supports from exploration of the broad technology concepts to accessing crucial business networks and providing incubation space. Ignite West TTO also linked the company with the best in field in terms of intellectual property and patenting supports, which was key to securing strong protection of the company’s proprietary technologies. This has enabled Orbsen to develop a lean and cost-effective start-up business model.
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Dr. Ruairi Friel CEO of Westway Health/Slainte Beoga Teoranta (Galway) said "The lack of effectiveness of antibiotics and the growing rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, such as MRSA, is a major concern. The WHO has described this as an 'increasingly serious threat to global public health'. As such, there is an urgent need for novel, effective treatments against bacteria."
Employing patented technology from NUI Galway (NUIG), supported by a collaborative research project with the university to validate and scale it, a Tullamore company is opening up new market opportunities. Molloy Environmental Systems commissioned its first full scale Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor (PFBR) plant in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, in 2013 designed to treat wastewater from a community of up to 750 people.
FBM is based in NUI Galway’s Business Innovation Centre, centrally located on the thriving 3rd level campus. The company offers a range of services related to the electronic side of product development: this can be a short investigation to define the specification, the design of a prototype for “proof of concept”, or a complete design to production readiness. Our customers range from very early start-ups to large multi nationals in various sectors, basically anyone who needs electronic design expertise.
OnePageCRM is a super-easy sales application for small business. It converts leads to customers fast on a simple dashboard, and does it with a beautiful user experience. Targeted at the SMB market, it applies the GTD philosophy to sales by focusing on that one Next Action to drive a sale forward and to success, keeping your prospects in a constant sales loop, so you'll never drop the ball on an opportunity again.
OsteoAnchor™ is a unique, patent-protected surface technology that addresses the significant issue of implant loosening, due to insufficient fixation during the operation, resulting in reduced implant lifespan.
OsteoAnchor™ consists of an optimal density of claw-like features protruding from a porous lattice on the surface of the implant. These claws embed into the patient’s bone during the operation, providing excellent and immediate fixation, thus facilitating an improved long-term lifespan of the implant by long-term bone ingrowth.
Backed by extremely positive large animal model data, OsteoAnchor™ is superior to every other surface coating on the market today.
APICA is headquartered in the Business Innovation Centre at NUI Galway and is one of a number of growing medical device and life-science enterprises located there. Being “on-campus” and in close proximity to similar companies gives us tremendous access to a variety of ancillary facilities and resources.
In 2007 a Westport-based Animal Health company, Mayo Healthcare, approached NUI Galway to find a solution to this problem. They obtained an Innovation Voucher from Enterprise Ireland and with the help of the Technology Transfer Office at NUI Galway, they entered into a research programme with researchers in the Department of Microbiology.