Meet the team

Our exceptional team brings together expertise in sample-to-answer devices, microfluidics, (nano)(bio)materials, clinical leadership and commercial business development.

 Robert Perryman
Robert Perryman
CEO

Robert joined the team as CEO in late May 2020. He has over 15 years’ experience in medtech company development. This includes fundraising, product development & manufacturing and US Sales & Marketing. He has been in leadership roles in companies that have taken medical devices from concept through the highest levels of regulatory approval in the EU and US, through manufacturing scale up and US sales and marketing. Before SepTec, he generated in the last company over €2m in EU and $4M annually in the US. He also has previous stockbroking experience and post-doctoral research in molecular biology. He has a PhD and an MBA from UCD, Dublin, Ireland.

 Dr. Elaine Spain
Dr. Elaine Spain
Co-CEO

Elaine, a research fellow, has served as PI, Co-investigator, and Key Personnel to lead the development of highly sensitive assays for molecular disease biomarkers using cost effective, highly portable, electrochemical detection which she is author on a multitude of high impact publications.

Elaine holds a BSc in Analytical Sciences and PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from Dublin City University (DCU).

 Dr. Kellie Adamson
Dr. Kellie Adamson
CSO, Co-Founder and Co-Inventor

Kellie, a research fellow, has profound expertise in the area of biomaterials and cell sensing via selective and sensitive cell capture through clever innovations in the structure of the capture surface of which she is author on multiple high impact publications.

Kellie holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University and PhD in Diagnostics & Therapeutics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

 Hazel McArdle
Hazel McArdle
Research Engineer

Hazel is a highly skilled analytical chemist with extensive experience in electrochemistry, microfluidics, and nucleic acid, pathogen, and patient sample handling and detection.

Research has focused on creating modified interfaces for sensing and biomedical applications based on electrochemical sensing.

 Prof Ger Curley
Prof Ger Curley
Lead Clinical Advisor

Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

Sepsis lead in the RCSI Network of hospitals, reporting to the Lead in Critical Care Programs at the HSE.

SepTec is supported by an exceptional, multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, biologists, engineers and clinical key opinion leaders. Consequently, the groups research has had significant impact across an extensive range of scientific fields. For more information on the team’s research activities & achievements click the research button below!

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