Selio Medical was cofounded by BioInnovate fellows from 2014/2015 Colm MCGarvey and Garret Ryan to create a novel lung biopsy needle to prevent pneumothorax. Following support from Enterprise Ireland, the company was accepted in 2017 to the prestigious Medtech Innovator Accelerator in San Francisco where the team placed third out of 600 entries. Selio Medical has won numerous awards to date and is close to closing a €2.5million Series A funding round which will provide impetus towards commercialisation of the company’s novel solution.

  • Established: 2016
  • Funding: €515,000
  • Status: Towards Commercialisation


Our Location

Situated on the prestigious campus of National University of Ireland Galway within the medieval city of Galway, European Capital of Culture in 2020, with equal easy access to the wilderness of Connemara in the west and the European mainland in the east, BioInnovate boasts a superb location.

Our affiliation with Stanford BioDesign has helped us to become one of the world’s leading innovation hubs with an immense debt of gratitude owed to Enterprise Ireland for both their financial and professional support in helping BioInnovate grow.

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