Dr Conor O'Mahony, Senior Research Scientist
Tyndall National Institute
Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) will fuse elements of transdermal drug delivery, microelectronics, sensor technology, and wireless communications. These intelligent, patch-like systems will be capable of independently diagnosing physiological conditions and autonomously delivering relevant therapeutic doses, while simultaneously relaying patient-centric information to clinical personnel and mhealth software platforms using secure wireless protocols.
This talk outlines recent progress at Tyndall towards various aspects of MicroTIPs technology, including microneedles for drug delivery and diagnostics, embedded sensors for system monitoring, and communications modules for control and feedback.
Speaker Biography (Conor O'Mahony)
Dr. Conor O'Mahony is a Senior Research Scientist with the Tyndall National Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University, China. His team is focussed on the development of Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) - high-value, wearable systems that combine transdermal delivery, diagnostics, self-awareness and communications capabilities. For use in theranostics and advanced woundcare, these 'smart patches' interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and will blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal papers, and given numerous conference presentations worldwide.
Company Profile (Tyndall National Institute)
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The Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork is a leading European centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) research. Specialising in electronics and photonics, our mission is to deliver economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. Tyndall generates approximately €35m in income each year, has a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, the institute employs 500 staff, including 120 full-time graduate students. Tyndall plays a very active role in Horizon 2020, and produces almost 300 peer-reviewed publications annually.