The UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme, an intensive 3 month workshop held at NovaUCD, culminated on Wednesday night in the announcement of the winner of the UCD start-up of the year award. This title was won by EpiCor Therapeutics, who are developing new disease-modifying treatments that target the mechanisms underlying the development of heart failure.
Members of the Medical Device Design Group Dr. Nicky Bertollo and Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill, together with Dr. Seamus Morris, took part in the 2016 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme with their start-up Latch Medical. The start-up is developing a revolutionary tissue anchorage system based on microtechnology.
More information on the night, and details of the technologies being developed by other early-stage UCD start-ups participating in the program can be found here.