Founded in 2009 and led by CEO and founder Jerry O’Brien, Radisens, a private venture-backed diagnostics company, is breaking new ground in the decentralisation of routine blood testing from central reference laboratories into physician offices, outpatient clinics, pharmacies and other near-patient test settings. With a finger-prick of blood, this multi-mode diagnostic device will return laboratory-grade results instantly within a patient’s physician visit.
Most recently in June, 2015 Radisens Diagnostics announced that it has been awarded a €4.5m grant from the European Commission’s SME Instrument initiative. As part of the EC’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, the €3bn SME Instrument hand-picks potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support.
CorkBIC and Radisens Diagnostics
Radisens first approached CorkBIC in 2007 for assistance with their business plan and investor readiness
In 2009, CorkBIC presented Radisens Diagnostics at the Sophia Business Angels Venture Academy in Sophia Antipolis, in the South of France. The result of this was an equity investment in Radisens Diagnostics by the Sophia Business Angels