Since Brendan’s time in in BioInnovate, he has become CEO and Co-founder of Loci Orthopaedics Ltd, a company dedicated to developing a novel orthopaedic implant for the surgical treatment of thumb base joint arthritis. To date the company has secured seed round funding through the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund. Working with his BioInnovate teammate, Gerry Clarke, the company has amassed the following accolades: EIT Health UK-Ireland Headstart Winner; Medtec Ireland Start-up Contest Winner; Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Finalist 2017 Irish Medtech Awards; and County, Regional, and National Winner of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Competition - Best Business Idea 2018. Loci Orthopaedics is aiming for regulatory clearance, clinical use, and commercialisation by 2020. The company is also developing its pipeline of products and building its IP portfolio and was recently awarded €2.75 million in a Series A funding round to achieve its development and commercial milestones.
It was on the Bioinnovate Fellowship where the unmet clinical need was identified, and the core skills and competencies gained to get the product and company to this stage of development with a clear pathway for future growth.