The Radisens Team

Board of Directors

Management Team


Board of Directors

Jerry O’Brien, Chief Executive

Jerry has over 20 years’ experience across the in-vitro diagnostic and high-tech electronics industries, having held senior commercial, management and product development roles in start-up and early phase companies targeting US, Asia-Pacific and European markets.

An engineer by training, Jerry founded Radisens Diagnostics in 2009 to realise his vision of enabling instant blood testing for all. Prior to this, he was Product Marketing Director at Frontier Silicon, responsible for broadcast TV platforms and markets. While Silansys Semiconductor, he transitioned their business model to being product-based, resulting in the company’s acquisition by Frontier Silicon. His commercial and product expertise were incubated at Parthus (now CEVA), where he was Development Architect and led Technical Sales ahead of their IPO onto NASDAQ and LSE, before becoming Global Business Development Manager for their Wireless Division.

Jerry has a B.E. (‘94) and M.Eng.Sc (‘99) from University College Cork and an MBA (‘03) from Smurfit Business School, Dublin.

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Neil Butler, Non-Executive Director

Neil joined Radisens’ Board in July 2011, bringing many years experience of entrepreneurship and management in the global medical diagnostics industry. In 2004, Neil was the founding CEO of Vivacta, developing the company from a technology into a successful point of care diagnostics company. He completed successive financing rounds raising in excess of $25m and recruited a world class board comprising ex Chairman and Presidents of diagnostic majors that included Roche, J&J and Bayer.

In 1999, he teamed up with four Oxford University academics to start up Oxford Biosensors. From being the first employee, Neil took Oxford Biosensors through five years of development, to scaling up its manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Oxford. Prior to this, he was VP of Electronic Films, a division of Rexam Plc, based in North Carolina. Neil was asked to relocate to the US in order to help develop key strategic opportunities for this global electronics and medical-focused business. Before moving to the US, he was Sales and Marketing Director for Rexam Plc’s European coated films business, which had four European facilities that developed electronics, wound care and transdermal drug delivery applications.

Neil holds a BSc in Engineering.

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Management Team

Jerry O’Brien, Chief Executive

Jerry has over 20 years’ experience across the in-vitro diagnostic and high-tech electronics industries, having held senior commercial, management and product development roles in start-up and early phase companies targeting US, Asia-Pacific and European markets.

An engineer by training, Jerry founded Radisens Diagnostics in 2009 to realise his vision of enabling instant blood testing for all. Prior to this, he was Product Marketing Director at Frontier Silicon, responsible for broadcast TV platforms and markets. While Silansys Semiconductor, he transitioned their business model to being product-based, resulting in the company’s acquisition by Frontier Silicon. His commercial and product expertise were incubated at Parthus (now CEVA), where he was Development Architect and led Technical Sales ahead of their IPO onto NASDAQ and LSE, before becoming Global Business Development Manager for their Wireless Division.

Jerry has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (‘94) and M.Eng.Sc (‘99) from University College Cork and an MBA (‘03) from Smurfit Business School, Dublin.

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Dr. Eoin Ó Nualláin, Scientific Director

Eoin has over 25 years experience across the University, Hospital and Manufacturing sectors. He has an extensive background in the diagnostics industry ranging from diagnostic start-up to multinationals, most recently being R&D Manager for the Infectious Disease Group at Trinity Biotech. While in this position he delivered three generations of point-of-care HIV lateral flow tests from the laboratory to the market place.

Eoin’s extensive experience of the diagnostics industry includes an established record in the successful development of diagnostic tests according to internationally recognized standards of performance and quality including FDA approval. He has a proven record of developing IP and translating it into protected and approved patents.

Eoin has 14 publications in peer-reviewed journals and named inventor on several Radisens patents and holds a Masters of Science Degree (‘84) and Ph.D (‘89), both in Biochemistry from University College Dublin.

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Dr. Donal Cronin, Product Development Director

Donal has over 15 years of industrial experience in product development and management, having held various design, development and management roles with Flextronics, SensL, Ferfics and the Tyndall Institute. Donal’s Ph.D thesis on automatic control of Geiger-Mode avalanche photodiodes was further developed after joining Radisens in 2009. Since then, Donal has become responsible for all product management and delivery across Radisens’ multi-disciplinary teams.

Donal is a named inventor on several Radisens patents and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (‘01) and Ph.D (‘08), both in Microelectronics from University College Cork.

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Denise Fallon, Financial Controller

Denise is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of financial audit and accounting experience across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Radisens in 2011, Denise spent five years in accountancy practice concentrating on financial audits of a diverse range of companies. Denise is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial reporting, planning & budgeting, systems of internal controls and internal audit.

Denise holds a Bachelor of Business & Accounting (‘06) from Cork Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Corporate Finance (’15) from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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