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BDI researcher Dr. Vitaly Efremov awarded Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund award

BDI RESEARCHER AWARDED ENTERPRISE IRELAND COMMERCIALISATION FUND AWARD

03.17

Congratulations to Dr. Vitaly Efremov who received an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund (CF) award to develop and validate in a clinical setting a novel, optical-based technology for the quantitative determination of fibrinogen concentration in blood.

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BDI at National Health Expo

BDI AT NATIONAL HEALTH EXPO

02.17

Dr. Conor Burke ( Associate Director Commercialisation ) delivered a talk entitled "Development of Health Technologies at DCU", to Medical Technologies Seminar at the inaugural National Health Expo in Citywest on February 14th.

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Richard Bruton TD and Kerry Ingalls, Amgen Vice President of Regional Manufacturing at the launch

LAUNCH OF AMGEN BIOTECH EXPERIENCE

08.15

Leading biotechnology company Amgen and its philanthropic arm, the Amgen Foundation, have announced an innovative science education programme facilitated by the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute – the Amgen Biotech Experience.

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Dorota Wencel with Kerry Naughton, Bluebridge Technologies

BDI RESEARCHER AWARDED SFI INDUSTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

06.15

Congratulations to BDI researcher Dr. Dorota Wencel who was recently awarded an SFI Industry Research Fellowship.

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Ms. Valerie Fitzgerald & Ms Sarah Gilgunn

SUCCESS AT GRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARDS

06.15

Congratulations to Valerie Fitzgerald and Sarah Gilgunn who have won outstanding graduate researcher awards from DCU’s Faculty of Science & Health.

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(l to r) Prof. Anne-Marie Healy, TCD; Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General of SFI; Damien English TD; and Prof. Richard O'Kennedy, BDI.

SFI INVESTIGATORS PROGRAMME SUCCESS

04.15

Congratulations to Prof. Richard O'Kennedy and Prof. Tia Keyes who have both received a prestigious SFI Investigator Award.

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Ms. Kara Moran and Ms. Claire O'Connell receiving their awards from Prof. Alan Harvey

BDI SUCCESS AT "TELL IT STRAIGHT" COMPETITION

04.15

Tell is Straight is a DCU Annual Competition which is specifically designed to encourage postgraduate research students to communicate their research.

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BDI SUCCESS AT INVENT COMMERCIALISATION AWARDS 2015

04.15

These awards were established by DCU Invent to publicly recognise researchers who work with Invent to protect and commercialise their research.

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The BDI research team with DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith

BDI RESEARCH TEAM WINS FUJITSU INNOVATION AWARD 2015

04.15

The BDI Randox team received a joint award in the Academic & Research Category at the award ceremony at the end of April 2015.

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M.Sc. Biomedical Diagnostics students at the graduation with DCU President, Prof. Brian MacCraith

M.Sc. BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS GRADUATION 2015

03.15

Dublin City University graduation ceremonies took place on Saturday 28th March 2015. 22 students graduated from the M.Sc. Biomedical Diagnostics, including 3 students who came through the International Foundation Programme.

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Prof. Richard O'Kennedy speaking about the test on RTE News

BDI AND RANDOX ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP NEW TEST FOR BOWEL CANCER

02.15

Researchers at the BDI and multinational diagnostics company, Randox, announced that they are collaborating to develop a new screening test for bowel cancer.

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Dr. Paul Leonard & Prof. Ricahrd O'Kennedy receiving their awards

BDI RESEARCHERS RECEIVE SFI TIDAS

01.15

BDI researchers have enjoyed tremendous success at the most recent round of the Technology Innovation Development Awards (TIDA) from Science Foundation Ireland/ Enterprise Ireland.

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BDI Lab Olympics winners

BDI HOSTS LAB OLYMPICS

02.15

The first annual BDI Lab Olympics took place on 5th Feb 2015.

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Dr. Paul Leonard & Prof. Ricahrd O'Kennedy receiving their awards

BDI SUCCESS AT IRISH LABORATORY AWARDS

12.14

On 3rd December, two BDI groups won prizes at the prestigious Irish Laboratory awards, which took place in the Double Tree Burlington in Dublin.

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Dr. Conor Burke, Mr. Joseph McManus & Mr. Kieran Flynn

BDI EXHIBITION AT INNOVATION SHOWCASE FEATURED ON RTÉ NEWS

11.14

On 2nd December, BDI staff members exhibited at the National Innovation Showcase in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

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BDI RESEARCHER WINS "I'M A SCIENTIST, GET ME OUT OF HERE!" COMPETITION

11.14

BDI researcher Dr. Shikha Sharma recently won the Beryllium zone of this year's "I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!".

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Prof. George Runger & Prof. Richard O'Kennedy at the launch

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS LAUNCHED AT ASU

11.14

On November 7th, the world’s first International School of Biomedical Diagnostics was launched at Arizona State University (ASU).

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BDI FINALISTS IN 4 LAB AWARDS CATEGORIES

11.14

The BDI has been shortlisted in 4 categories in the Irish Laboratory Awards 2014.

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Ms. Sarah Gilgunn, Ms. Jennifer Gaughran & Ms. Claire O'Connell

SUCCESS AT NATIONAL THESIS IN THREE COMPETITION

10.14

On October 20th, Ms. Jennifer Gaughran won 1st Prize in the National Thesis in Three competition.

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Dr. Gregor Kijanka

ADVANCES IN BOWEL CANCER RESEARCH AT BDI

09.14

Two important advances in the field of bowel cancer research have been pioneered by BDI researcher and former Irish Cancer Society Research Fellow, Dr Gregor Kijanka.

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BDI FEATURES IN DCU CONNECTED LAUNCH

08.14

In August 2014, DCU announced the launch of it's exciting new online, flexible learning brand, DCU Connected.

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Dr. Keith O'Neill, Enterprise Ireland, Dr. Christine Loscher, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU, Charles Garvey, Inform Bioscience & Vesna Garovic, MD, Mayo Clinic

BDI TO COLLABORATE ON GROUNDBREAKING PREECLAMPSIA PROJECT

07.14

The BDI will collaborate with an Irish biotech start-up, Inform Bioscience to bring to market tests to detect preeclampsia in pregnancy.

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Students in the BDI Education & Outreach lab

BDI HOSTS SUMMER COURSE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

07.14

The Education & Outreach lab was a hive of activity recently when the BDI hosted a summer course for young people, who took part in a wide range of activities and experiments.

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Prof. Gil Lee & Prof. Jens Ducree

PROF. GIL LEE PRESENTS SEMINAR AT BDI

07.14

Prof. Gil Lee, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research recently presented a seminar entitled "Non-linear magnetophoretic separation using micro-magnet arrays" in the BDI.

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DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith, RIA President Prof. Mary E. Daly, Prof. Dermot Diamond, DCU & Prof. Richard O'Kennedy

PROF. RICHARD O'KENNEDY ADMITTED TO ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY

06.14

Prof. Richard O'Kennedy has been admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy continuing a 229-year tradition of recognising outstanding achievement in the world of learning.

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The JALA cover

BDI ARTICLE FEATURES AS JALA COVER ARTICLE

06.14

The microfluidics group of Prof. Jens Ducrée has had an article featured as the cover article of the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) for the June issue.

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Prof. Richard O'Kennedy and Dr. Hui Far Ma

BDI SUCCESS AT INVENT COMMERCIALISATION AWARDS 2014

04.14

In March 2014, Dr. Hui Fay Ma and Prof. Richard O’Kennedy received an Invent Commercialisation Award.

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Audience members at the video conference with Prof. Jeff La Belle

BDI HOSTS CROSS ATLANTIC VIDEO CONFERENCES

04.14

During March & April, the BDI hosted a number of International talks for the M.Sc. Advances in Diagnostics seminar series.

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Prof. Richard O'Kennedy, Prof. Eric Shaqfeh, Prof. Dermot Kenny & Mr. Joseph McManus

PROF ERIC SHAQFEH PRESENTS SEMINAR AT BDI

04.14

On Thursday, April 17th, Prof. Eric Shaqfeh, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, presented a seminar at the BDI.

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Dr. Gregor Kijanka, Prof. Elaine Kay, Seán Fitzgerald & Prof. Richard O'Kennedy

BDI RESEARCHER RECEIVES OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER AWARD

04.14

BDI postrgraduate researcher Seán Fitzgerald has recently been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Researcher award for 2013.

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BDI TECHNOLOGY FEATURES IN IRISH TIMES

03.14

Having first caught the public eye at Enterprise Ireland's Big Ideas showcase in 2013, the BDI's DiCAST platform has now attracted national interest for its potential to radically improve the way antibody drugs are identified.

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BDI RESEARCHER FEATURED IN IRISH CANCER SOCIETY DAFFODIL DAY ADVERTISEMENT

03.14

Dr. Gregor Kijanka is featured in this year’s Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day TV advertisement.

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NEW INTERNATIONAL M.SC. BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS

01.14

Two innovative universities – Arizona State University (ASU) and Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland – are joining forces to create the new international School of Biomedical Diagnostics, which will offer the first degree program of its kind.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BDI

12.13

Happy Holidays from the BDI.

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BDI FINALISTS IN 5 LAB AWARDS CATEGORIES

12.13

The BDI has been shortlisted in 5 categories in the Irish Laboratory Award 2013.

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BDI RESEARCHER WINS "I'M A SCIENTIST, GET ME OUT OF HERE!" COMPETITION

11.13

BDI researcher Sinead Cullen recently won the nanotechnology zone of this year's "I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!".

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Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Prof Dermot Kenny & Ms. Julie Sinnamon CEO Designate, Enterprise Ireland

BDI TECHNOLOGY FINALIST IN CLINICAL INNOVATION AWARD

10.13

Prof. Dermot Kenny, BDI PI was shortlisted as a finalist in the inaugural Irish Clinical Innovation awards which recognise the importance of clinical innovation in Ireland.

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BDI FEATURES IN MEDICAL INDEPENDENT

10.13

Prof. Dermot Kenny, BDI PI was shortlisted as a finalist in the inaugural Irish Clinical Innovation awards which recognise the importance of clinical innovation in Ireland.

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A section of the Analyst cover

BDI ARTICLE FEATURES AS ANALYST COVER ARTICLE

08.13

Research undertaken by Dr. Leanne Harris and Professor Tony Killard on the development of a miniaturised microfluidic platform for Factor Xa (FXa) monitoring has been published as a cover article in the Analyst journal.

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BDI HOSTS INTERNATIONAL PROSENSE WORKSHOP

07.13

PROSENSE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network which aims to train the next generation of scientists in the interdisciplinary techniques required to develop diagnostic tools for prostate cancer.

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Prof. Richard O'Kennedy receiving the award from DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith and Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Ireland

BDI RESEARCH TEAM WINS FUJITSU INNOVATION AWARD FOR COMMERCIAL ENGAGEMENT

06.13

BDI research has recently featured in an article in the science section of the Irish Times.

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(l to r) Dr. Andreas Willerts, Prof. Tony Killard and Antti Kemppainen

SIMS PROJECT AWARDED TOP PRIZE AT LOPE-C 2013

06.13

The SIMS project was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C 2013, in Munich on the 12th June 2013.

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BDI Education, Outreach & Entrepreneurship Manager Emma O'Brien and Dr. Deiric O'Broin at the book launch

BDI EDUCATION RESEARCH FEATURES IN RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK

06.13

BDI research has recently featured in an article in the science section of the Irish Times.

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BDI RESEARCH FEATURED IN IRISH TIMES

05.13

BDI research has recently featured in an article in the science section of the Irish Times.

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A section of the Analytical Methods cover

BDI RESEARCH PAPER FEATURES AS ANALYTICAL METHODS COVER ARTICLE

04.13

A BDI research paper has featured as a cover article in the most recent issue of the research journal 'Analytical Methods'.

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Mr. Donald Lu, Mr. Harry Tseng, Deputy John Lyons TD, Mr. Ming Cheng Lin, Ms. Michelle Wu, Dr. Georgina Murphy, Dr. Aoife MacCormac & Ms. Vicky Chang at the ceremony

WELCOME TO NEW BDI INTERNS

04.13

The BDI is delighted to be hosting two interns from the International Trade Institute (ITI) in Taiwan.

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Prof. Sir Peter Knight presents the medal to Daniel Kirby

BDI POSTGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDED ROSSE MEDAL

04.13

On March 22nd, BDI postgraduate student Daniel Kirby was awarded the Institute of Physics Rosse Medal for communicating postgraduate research.

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Prof. Alan Harvey with the shortlisted participants

BDI SUCCESS AT "TELL IT STRAIGHT" COMPETITION

03.13

On March 14th, the DCU postgraduate communication competition "Tell it Straight" took place in the Helix.

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BDI REVIEW IN TOP TEN MOST DOWNLOADED FOR 2012

02.13

A BDI written review on POC diagnostics entitled 'Point of Care Diagnostics: Status and Future' was amongst the top ten downloaded and read article from the journal Analytical Chemistry for 2012.

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BDI RESEARCH FEATURED IN SFI CASE IMPACT STUDY

02.13

BDI research was recently featured in a Science Foundation Ireland Case Impact study. These case studies show examples of impact generation and related activities from the scientific research community.

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BDI RESEARCH FEATURED IN IRISH TIMES

01.13

BDI staff recently had great success at the INVENT DCU Commercialisation Awards, held on 17th January 2013 in the Helix, DCU.

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The BDI's Dr. Gregor Kijanka was also featured in the article

BDI SUCCESS AT INVENT DCU COMMERCIALISATION AWARDS

01.13

Research carried out by Dr. Simon Dunne, School of Nursing/BDI features in an article "Patients like doing tests for themselves" in today's Irish Times Health Supplement.

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BDI LICENCES TECHNOLOGY TO EPONA BIOTECH

01.13

The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute has recently licensed a novel coagulation assay to Epona Biotech.

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BDI FEATURED IN INVENT DCU LIFE SCIENCES GUIDE

12.12

The BDI is featured in a new publication 'A Journey of Discovery – Life Science Expertise: A guide to Research and Development opportunities in partnership with Dublin City University' which was officially launched at the BioConnect Ireland event on Tuesday 18th December 2012.

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Mr. Sean Sherlock, TD presents the award to Dr. Stephen Daniels

DR STEPHEN DANIELS WINS MAJOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

12.12

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Daniels on winning a Commercialisation Award in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to commercialising research at The Big Ideas Showcase held this week by Enterprise Ireland.

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BDI postgraduate student Seán Fitzgerald

BDI POSTGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDED ORLA BENSON RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

12.12

Congratulations to BDI postgraduate student Seán Fitzgerald on receiving the Orla Benson Research Scholarship from the School of Biotechnology, DCU.

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MSc Biomedical Diagnostics Class 2012

GRADUATION 2012

11.12

Dublin City University graduation ceremonies took place on Monday 5th November and Tuesday 6th November 2012.

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Dr. Charles Nwankire, Milena Rowinska and Killian Walsh at the Thesis in 3 competition

BDI POSTGRADUATES PARTICIPATE IN THESIS IN 3 COMPETITION

10.12

On October 26th, BDI postgraduate researchers Milena Rowinska and Killian Walsh participated in the CSET Thesis in Three competition, which ran as part of Innovation Dublin.

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(l to r) Prof. Richard O' Kennedy, Prof. Till T. Bachmann, Prof. Richard O. Hynes, Prof. John J. Boland, Prof. Marco Cattaneo, Prof. Andrew deMello, Prof. Michael Berndt

BDI INAUGURAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

10.12

The BDI hosted the Inaugural Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting on October 10th & 11th 2012 in Dublin City University.

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BDI HOSTS IRELAND-TAIWAN SYMPOSIUM ON CANCER AND STEM CELL BIOLOGY

09.12

The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) is pleased to host the 2012 Ireland-Taiwan Symposium on Cancer and Stem Cell Biology.

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BDI E & O TEAM CREATES VIDEOS ON DISEASE & DIAGNOSTICS IN IRELAND

09.12

The E & O team recently developed a series of videos on disease and diagnosis in Ireland through the years, leading up to current research at the BDI.

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The Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny TD with students in the BDI Education & Outreach laboratory

TAOISEACH VISITS BDI EDUCATION & OUTREACH LAB

08.12

The Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD visited the BDI Education & Outreach Laboratory on Wednesday July 24th 2012.

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Clare Scalzo (top) and Dr. Aoife MacCormac (bottom right) are seen here in the supplement

BDI E&O TEAM FEATURED IN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT

05.12

The Education & Outreach team was recently featured in the Independent's second "Science for Life" supplement, answering questions on a variety of questions such as "How does sun scream work?" and "Is there a cure for the common cold?".

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Dr. Gregor Kijanka as featured in the Irish Daily Mirror

BDI CANCER RESEARCH FEATURED IN PUBLICATIONS

05.12

Bowel cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer death in Ireland. A blood test currently being developed at the BDI will sample antibodies in patients identified with the illness, thus allowing for early intervention.

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Professor John Kelly, Director of Research at RCSI, presents John J Ryan medal to Professor Michael Berndt

BDI DIRECTOR AWARDED JOHN J RYAN MEDAL

05.12

The John J Ryan Distinguished Guest Lecture was delivered by BDI Director,Professor Michael Berndt who spoke on the subject of "Diversity, Diagnostics and Disease: The BDI Experience".

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Daniel Kirby with his award winning poster

BDI POST GRAD SUCCESFUL AT POSTER COMPETITION

05.12

BDI post graduate Daniel Kirby recently took part in the Institute of Physics in Ireland Rosse Medal competition.

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The BDI's Clare Scalzo chairs the DSI Finals in the RSCI

DEBATING SCIENCE ISSUES ROUNDS UP FOR 2012

05.12

This year's Debating Science Issues competition was fiercely contested by over 40 schools nationwide. The ultimate champions were the team from Clonakilty Community College, Cork.

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Dr. Paul Leonard is seen here with Cian Hughes (ITLG), Ann Horan (Ryan Academy) and Dr. Janice Murtagh (SFI)

BDI RESEARCHER WINS PRESTIGIOUS SFI/TIDA 'GET STARTED' PITCH COMPETITION

04.12

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Leonard on winning the TIDA/SFI Get Started Technology Venture Programme investor pitch competition.

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BDI RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

04.12

Robert Burger, a postgraduate student in Prof. Jens Ducrée's research group, BDI has had great recent publication success.

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CELTIC ALLIANCE TO DELIVER MAJOR HEALTHCARE ADVANCES

03.12

Four world-class institutions from Wales and Ireland have launched an exciting new alliance to lead the way in developing cutting-edge healthcare.

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Students working on blood typing in the E&O lab.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH LAB IN ACTION

03.12

The Education & Outreach team at the BDI has hosted a number of workshops in the E&O lab in the past few weeks.

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BDI ARTICLE IS MOST DOWNLOADED FOR JANUARY

03.12

A recent BDI written review on POC diagnostics entitled 'Point of Care Diagnostics: Status and Future' was the most downloaded and read article from the journal Analytical Chemistry for the month of January.

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BDI LICENCES TECHNOLOGY TO SWEDISH COMPANIES

02.12

BDI has recently licensed its novel separation technology to two Swedish diagnostic companies, Fiomi Diagnostics A.B and Calmark Sweden A.B.

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BDI SFI FUNDING SUCCESS

01.12

Prof Terry Smith, NUIG and BDI's Jens Ducrée have recently received funding from Science Foundation Ireland's Technology Innovation Development Feasibility Study fund.

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BDI PROFESSOR RECEIVES ENTERPRISE IRELAND FUNDING

12.11

Prof Jens Ducrée has received funding from Enterprise Ireland's commercialisation fund for the development of a new approach to CD4 cell counting for HIV diagnostics in low resource environments. The award received has a total value of >€300,000.

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L to R Emma O'Neill & Fergus Fleming, BDI, Diarmuid Flavin, Biosensia, Dave McGeady, Crescent Diagnostics and Dr Shirley Coyle, NCSR

INNOVATION DUBLIN

12.11

On the 1st of November, the BDI and the NCSR hosted an event which showcased the latest developments in diagnostic and sensor technology in the healthcare industry entitled "Empowering People to Monitor Their Own Health & Wellbeing".

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The M.Sc. Biomedical Diagnostics Class of 2011 with Dr. Aoife MacCormac

GRADUATION 2011

12.11

Dublin City University graduation ceremonies took place on Monday 7th November and Tuesday 8th November 2011.

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L to R Séan Fitzgerald, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Ayyar, Ruairi Monaghan.

BDI SUCCESS AT THESIS IN 3 EVENT

12.11

On November 9th, BDI postgraduate researcher Séan Fitzgerald won 3rd Prize in the CSET Thesis in Three competition, which ran as part of Innovation Dublin.

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COVIDIEN TO INVEST IN DCU's BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC INSTITUTE

11.11

Medical devices group, Covidien, has announced plans to invest in an innovative R&D project with the BDI.

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Participants in the µMed-A workshop including Prof. Jens Ducree, center

µMED-A WORKSHOP CO-ORGANISED BY BDI A SUCCESS

10.11

From September 7 – 11, 2011 the first International Workshop on Microsystems Technologies for African Health took place in South Africa.

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Vladimir Gubala, Senior Research Fellow, BDI

BDI RESEARCHER RECEIVES RESEARCH FRONTIERS FUNDING

09.11

Dr. Vladimir Gubala, a senior research fellow at the BDI has received funding for a novel research project from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

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2011 Bioinnovate Fellows with Prof. Michael Berndt & Emma O'Brien, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU

BIOMEDICAL TRAINING BEGINS, STANFORD UNIVERSITY STYLE

08.11

BioInnovate Ireland, a specialist training programme in medical device innovation, modeled on Stanford University's prestigious Biodesign Programme, was officially launched at NUI Galway on the 2nd August.

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BDI DIRECTOR PRESENTS AT WORLD THERANOSTICS CONGRESS 2011

06.11

Prof. Michael Berndt recently presented a keynote speech at the World Theranostics Congress 2011. This Congress is a leading event that tackles key strategic and collaborative issues facing the Theranostic industry.

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Emma O'Brien, Prof Cliff Dacso and DCU President Prof Brian MacCraith at the DIVERSE Conference

NEW EHEALTH STRAND AT DIVERSE CONFERENCE 2011

07.11

The BDI hosted the new ehealth strand at the recent Diverse Conference, which took place at the Helix, DCU at the end of June.

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Two of the thirteen participants at the workshop

SUMMER BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP AT THE BDI

07.11

Thirteen second level students from schools around Ireland recently completed a biomedical diagnostics module as part of the "Summer Scholars" programme, run by Dublin City University.

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PROF. JENS DUCREE TO GIVE KEYNOTE SPEECH AT MICRO MED WORKSHOP

06.11

Professor Jens Ducree, a Principal Investigator at the BDI, will be giving a keynote presentation at the upcoming International Workshop on Microsystems Technologies for African Health.

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Dr Ruth Freeman (SFI), Minister Sean Sherlock, Dr. Joe Carroll & Dr. Louise Barrett at the Summit

BDI EXHIBITS AT J&J INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

05.11

The BDI was recently invited to exhibit at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Technology Summit 2011.

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The journal cover.

BDI RESEARCH PAPER FEATURES AS COVER ARTICLE IN 'ANALYST'

04.11

A BDI research paper has featured as a cover article in the most recent issue of the research journal 'Analyst'.

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Paul Leonard, Siobhan Moore (Pharmachemical Ireland), Emma O'Brien, Aoife MacCormac and Richard O'Kennedy at the Awards Ceremony.

MSC BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS WINS GRADIRELAND SCIENCE COURSE OF THE YEAR

04.11

At the Gradireland Recruitment and Postgraduate Awards Gala Dinner in the Mansion House on Wednesday 13th April, DCU's M.Sc. in Biomedical Diagnostics won the award for the Science Postgraduate Course of the Year 2011.

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Exploring in the Education & Outreach lab.

BDI LAUNCHES PRACTICAL SCIENCE & HEALTH PROGRAMME

03.11

As part of the BDI's ongoing commitment to science and health education, we are launching a Practical Science & Health programme for early junior cycle students.

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Exploring infection in the Education & Outreach lab.

EXPLORING INFECTION IN THE EDUCATION & OUTREACH LAB

03.11

6th class pupils from Presentation Primary School, Portarlington visited DCU for hands-on scientific workshops on March 14th.

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A selection of the researchers that attended the talks.

BDI INVITES ENTREPRENEURS TO SHARE THEIR START-UP EXPERIENCES

03.11

As part of the BDI's entrepreneurial training programme, we have invited a number of highly successful entrepreneurs to present their story and discuss their personal experience of starting a new technology based business.

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An illustration of the trenches used in the device to seperate red and white blood cells.

MICROFLUIDIC LAB-ON-A-CHIP COULD PROVIDE DISEASE DIAGNOSIS IN MINUTES

03.11

This week, a team of researchers from the BDI DCU, UC Berkeley and Universidad de Valparaíso Chile announced a microfluidic device that may soon be able to detect global health diseases such as HIV and TB in a matter of minutes.

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The monitor developed by researchers at the BDI

RESEARCHERS AT THE BDI DEVELOP A SMALLER MONITOR FOR BREATH OXYGEN

01.11

Researchers at the BDI have developed a portable, miniaturised device that can measure oxygen in breath flow using a novel approach.

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BDI IN THE NEWS

01.11

The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute has featured prominently in the news recently following the announcement of a €19 million investment by Science Foundation Ireland.

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Minister Lenihan speaking with BDI researchers and Director, Prof. Michael Berndt

€19MILLION INVESTMENT IN BDI ANNOUNCED BY MINISTER CONOR LENIHAN

11.10

On Monday November 29th, the BDI launched its new research programme, 2010-2015, supported by €19 million investment by Science Foundation Ireland. Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation, Mr. Conor Lenihan TD officiated at the launch.

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Season's Greetings from all at the BDI

SEASON'S GREETINGS

12.10

The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute wishes a Happy Holiday and a prosperous new year to all.

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Prof. Chii-Wann Lin and Mr. Fergus Fleming at the workshop.

IRELAND-TAIWAN WORKSHOP ON BEST PRACTICE IN TRANSLATION OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

11.10

From November 23-25, the BDI led an exciting initiative on behalf of DCU (and the wider Medtech sector in Ireland) by holding a joint Ireland / Taiwan workshop on "Best Practice in Translation of Medical Technology Research".

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Dr. Gregor Kijanka pictured with Minister Mary Harney TD and Professor Cliona O'Farrelly, Chairperson of the Irish Cancer Society at the Irish Cancer Society 2010 Fellowship and Scholarship Awards.

BDI RESEARCHER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CANCER RESEARCH AWARD

11.10

Dr. Gregor Kijanka was awarded with the Irish Cancer Society Research Fellowship presented by Minister for Health Mary Harney TD at the recent awards ceremony in Dublin.

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L to R Troy Hibbard, BDI, Dr. Steve Gotz, Commercial Development Manager CNGL, Paul Conroy at Thesis in 3 Event.

BDI WINS AT THESIS IN 3 EVENT

11.10

BDI postgraduate researchers Troy Hibbard and Paul Conroy won 1st and 2nd Commercialisation Prize respectively in the CSET Thesis in Three competition, which ran as part of Innovation Dublin.

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Participants in the LifeScience SkillNet industry training course.

BDI HOSTS LIFESCIENCE SKILLNET INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSE

11.10

On Friday Nov 26th the BDI hosted an "Introduction to Physics for Biomedical Applications" training programme for industry.

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Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O'Keeffe TD with Dr. Louise Barrett & some BDI diagnostic chips at the event

BDI PRESENTS AT SFI 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE

10.10

Science Foundation Ireland marked its 10th anniversary of funding Irish research at an event in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The BDI was honoured to showcase some of the Institute's achievements of the past 5 years.

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The Class of 2010 with Prof. Brian MacCraith

GRADUATION

11.10

Dublin City University graduation ceremonies took place on Monday 1st November and Tuesday 2nd November 2010. 18 students graduated from the M.Sc. Biomedical Diagnostics, which is co-ordinated by the BDI.

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BDI FEATURED IN TECHNOLOGY IRELAND

10.10

The BDI's innovative work in the medical devices field was featured recently in Technology Ireland, an Entreprise Ireland publication.

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SKILLNET COURSE

10.10

Physics for Biomedical Applications is a half-day course designed for people working in industry who require a knowledge of diagnostic device development. The course will take place at the BDI on 26th November 2010.

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Dr. Nam Cao Hoai Le with Prof. Ryuji Yokokawa from Kyoto University at a recent seminar

OCTOBER SEMINARS AT BDI

10.10

The BDI has welcomed a number of distinguished visitors this month as part of the Seminar Series.

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