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Finbar Dolan was most recently Managing Director of Arc Devices Ireland and was previously Director of Operations for Lake Region Medical and has held senior executive positions in Product Development, Research and Development, Engineering and Operations Management in the Medical Device and Chemical Industries over the past 20 years, notably with Lake Region Medical, Medtronic, CR Bard and the Dow Chemical Company. Finbar has a proven track record in product and technology R&D and delivering enhanced people and organizational development strategies to support R&D, Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement and was part of Lake Region Medical's Senior Management Team which was the first medical device company to receive a Shingo Award for operational excellence in Europe. He is a former Director of the Irish Research and Development Group, a former Chair of the Irish Medical Device Industry Association’s R&D group and the Technology Commercialization subgroup of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. Finbar is also a past Chair of Engineers Ireland’s West Region Division and its Biomedical Division. He has also served on the Engineers Ireland’s Executive and Council. A Chartered Engineer, Finbar holds degrees from Athlone Institute of Technology (BSc), Trinity College Dublin (PhD), and the National University of Ireland, Galway (MBA) complimenting his strong background in materials science, manufacturing engineering research and operations within the biomedical device industry


In 2003, Paula graduated from Trinity College Dublin as an Occupational Therapist. She presents with 13 years of varied clinical experience in both the public sector & private practice. As a Senior Occupational Therapist, she has worked in a variety of settings; hospital, community & educational. Paediatrics has been predominantly her area of expertise & she has played a pivotal role in developing paediatric services in Galway. Paula has gained extensive postgraduate qualifications in Sensory Integration, Postural Management, Assistive Technology, Autism and Movement disorders (DCD & Cerebral Palsy). In addition to her clinical experience, Paula assumed the role of Acting Paediatric Occupational Therapy Manager for HSE-W Community Paediatric Services in Galway. Paula has experienced a diverse range of international healthcare systems through her clinical work & post graduate training & successfully secured sponsorship to work in Australia to develop rural and outreach paediatric services. She lectures & provides training workshops on various topics to universities to the faculties of medicine, allied health & education. Paula is excited to work in an environment that fosters innovation, joining a diverse expert team & having the opportunity to potentially design future medical device technologies. In her free time, Paula enjoys keeping fit and active and travelling.


Ana is a Medical Doctor, trained in one of the top ranked medical schools in Latin America (Unifesp - Paulista School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil), who specialises in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has several years of clinical experience as a consultant physician along with a strong academic background, both in medical education and research. Ana has extensive experience of both the Brazilian private and public health systems (working in some of the leading hospitals and clinics in the country) and also the military (she is a First Lieutenant Military Police Medical Officer - Reserve), where she chaired the High Risk Pregnancy Service of Sao Paulo’s Military Police Hospital. She has tutored all levels of medical students and residents and is also a published academic author. Her most significant research was carried out with the First Trimester Screening Group at Unifesp, of which she is one of the founding members. Throughout her career her focus has been on using high-level technology and complex procedures to provide state-of-the-art medical care in an array of settings, as well as developing new techniques while training some of the best professionals in the area. Ana moved to Ireland in 2015 and started a deep dive in Digital Healthcare. In her spare time she loves quizzes, films, cooking and traveling the world.


John has over 8 years of experience in the product and process development of Medical devices. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Napier University Edinburgh, John spent a short period with Intel before moving to Advant Medical to pursue a career in the Medical device sector. During his time with Advant Medical, John has worked in the design and development of automated equipment for medical device assembly. He was also responsible for several technology transfers to Low Cost Countries. He worked on the product and process development of Class 1, 2 and 3 medical devices for both Multinational and Startup customers, progressing projects right the way through to commercialisation. In December 2015, John completed a specialist diploma in the Design for Medical Technologies at University of Limerick. With both a personal and professional interest in medical innovation, John feels that a user experience design approach, practiced during his time at University of Limerick will be fundamental in developing long lasting clinical solutions. John is looking forward to embracing the challenge of the Biodesign process, where he can be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team to identify and truly understand the clinical problem in order to reach a lasting solution. To do this, John will use a combination of skills, experience, integrity and principled entrepreneurship to bring value to his co-workers, customers and patients. In his spare time John enjoys cycling, weight training and catching up with family and friends.


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