Overview

A partnership to make discoveries ready for today

Biodesign Europe combines the strengths of Arizona State University and Dublin City University, two leading institutions striving to make much-needed scientific innovations available to advance society. Inspired by nature’s design, particularly at the intersection of engineering, biology and computing, our scientific discoveries have to make the transition from laboratory inventions to usable technologies from which people and society can benefit.
 
Technologies need to be resilient, adaptive and deployable. Together, we bring innovative scientific solutions to the marketplace. We work to deliver not only novel ideas, but new solutions that respond to urgent needs, so they can improve human health, community safety and global sustainability.
 
We work as a team, and our skills support each other. Dublin City University is Ireland’s University of Transformation and Enterprise. It is a leader in progressing key technologies to market. This complements the Biodesign Institute’s burgeoning fundamental research that focuses on solutions to make the overall health of life on earth better.

Our teamwork is focused on six areas:

Healthcare
technology

Sustainable
manufacturing

Biotechnology

Healthcare technology

Innovative therapeutic technologies

Sustainable manufacturing

Digital manufacturing systems

Biotechnology

Precision treatments for disease

Bioanalytical
systems

Sustainability
for health

Strategic industrial
partnerships

Bioanalytical systems

Assays for individualized care

Sustainability for health

Green energy and pollution removal

Strategic industrial partnerships

Commercial engagement with industry


Nicholas Dunne, BSc, PhD

Executive Director

Nicholas Dunne is internationally known as an authority on biomaterial innovations for tissue repair and replacement. His research lies at the interface of materials science, engineering and biology. Dunne has played a leading role in the development of biomaterials that simulate an efficacious drug delivery or therapeutic response. His work spans fundamental mechanisms at the host-material interface and translational research to target musculoskeletal repair, wound healing and cancer treatment. Dunne not only is an authority in his field, but also is a proven leader in forging over-arching institutional and industrial collaborations that deliver impactful results.

Faculty members

Nicholas Dunne

Professor and Lead, HealthCare Technology

Dermot Brabazon

Professor and Lead, Sustainable Manufacturing

Joshua LaBaer

Professor, Center Director and Executive Director, Biodesign Institute

Aoife Morrin

Associate Professor and Lead, Bioanalytical Systems

Stephen Munk

Professor of Practice and Deputy Director, Biodesign Institute

Anne Parle-McDermott

Associate Professor and Lead, Biotechnology

Fiona Regan

Professor and Lead, Sustainability for Health

   

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