Nigel completed the BioInnovate fellowship in 2017. From his experience on the program, he partnered with his colleagues Sean Cummins and Stephen Cox to create Venari Medical, a medical device manufacturing company focusing on scientific research & development for better patient outcomes in venous disease. Having successfully gained Commercialisation Funding from Enterprise Ireland, the team were awarded first prize at the EIT Health Innovation Fellowship Alumni Showcase 2017. Venari Medical are continuing to develop the world’s safest treatment for varicose veins, with Nigel as CMO. With pre-clinical trials close to completion, the company’s ambition is to obtain Series A funding in 2019 to facilitate first-in-man clinical trials towards EU & US regulatory approval, and the commercialisation of the novel varicose vein treatment solution by 2020.