NUA Surgical and its founding team has achieved significant milestones since 2017. The road to commercialising a medical device is long, challenging, expensive and hugely rewarding. Pre-clinical trials, international conferences & securing funding are all building blocks required to make a difference.
In December 2018, NUA Surgical was the only Irish university start-up selected to take part in the inaugural Blackstone LaunchPad Accelerator Powered by Techstars in New York.
In September 2019, NUA Surgical was selected as a regional finalist (Connacht & Leinster) in the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition.
In November 2019, Barry McCann, founder and CEO of NUA Surgical was named 'Best Senior Entrepreneur' at the EIT Health Alumni Needs-Led Innovation Showcase in Lisbon, Portugal.
In November 2019, NUA Surgical COO Marie-Therese Maher presents at the NUI Galway Innovation Showcase organised by the BioExel Accelerator.
In December 2019, NUA Surgical CEO Barry McCann presents on Needs-led Innovation at the 2019 EIT Health Summit in Paris, France.
CTO Padraig Maher dedicated weeks to work with hospitals, researchers and start-ups to develop a CPAP Hood for use in local hospitals. The project received further funding from Science Foundation Ireland.