Dr Barry McDermott is the CTO of Relevium Medical, a successful spinout of NUI Galway and a direct product of the Bioinnovate programme. Barry has nearly 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. He is an expert in both pharmaceutical and medical device development – and was selected as one of Ireland’s representatives on the European Commission Expert Panel on Medical Devices. He is also a Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Barry has professional qualifications in Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Initially Barry studied Pharmacy at TCD, giving a rigorous scientific training with emphasis on academic and industrial pharmaceutical skills. Studying Veterinary Medicine at UCD resulted in a thorough medical training, and a detailed understanding and appreciation of biomedical science. Finally Engineering (NUIG) has resulted in the necessary skills to develop solutions for real clinical needs. He has developed proposals that have secured > €3.5 Mn in peer-reviewed funding schemes, with > 25 publications, > 4 International Research/ Professional Recognition awards, and 4 patents.