The Bluedrop Medical team has several decades of experience in developing innovative medical device technologies in the wound care and cardiovascular devices. The company was founded by medical device engineers Chris Murphy and Simon Kiersey. We believe that digital health and medical device technology should strengthen, not replace, the connection between the patient and their caregiver.
Chris Murphy - CEO
BSc Product Design / MSc Biomedical Engineering
Career focused on the commercialisation of novel electronic medical devices in the areas of wound care, coronary heart disease and renal denervation. Track record of innovation with 5 patents granted and 10 pending. Former Medtronic R&D. Irish winner of James Dyson design award and regional winner of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur award.
Simon Kiersey - COO
BEng Mechanical Engineering / MSc Biomedical Engineering
Former Medtronic R&D engineer. Involved with several medical device commercialisation projects with a focus on the latter stages of device development including lean manufacturing, quality and regulatory compliance. Completed the corporate BioInnovate course. 3 granted patents.
Gavin Corley - CTO
PhD Biomedical Electronics / Founder/CTO VasGard
13 years’ experience leading medical device development projects. Former CTO in electronic wound device startup VASGARD Medical. Former editor at Medgadget. PhD in electronic devices for the treatment of chronic wounds. Former Analog Devices and Valeo Engineer. 5 patent applications, 15 journal publications, and 8 clinical studies of devices for wound care and Parkinson’s Disease.
Garry Higgins - R&D
Eng Electronic and Computer Engineering / PhD in Digital Signal Processing
Garry is responsible for the development and verification of the sensing capabilities within Bluedrop Medical. Former Data Scientist with Hewlett-Packard, Integrity Engineer with Wood Group Kenny, Engineering at Intel. PhD on “Lossy compression of bioelectric signals while maintaining and preserving diagnostically relevant information”
Genevieve Sherlock -
BSc Environmental Science. Certificate in Quality Assurance
Lead Regulatory and Quality Engineer at Bluedrop Medical. Experienced working in many of the largest medical device companies in the world (Medtronic, Baxter, Boston Scientific) as well as smaller startups and SMEs (Aerogen, OncoSil Medical). Genevieve is responsible for regulatory strategy, compliance, and documentation.
Ken O’Brien - Software
BEng in Computer Science
Ken has a track record of leadership roles in the development, deployment, and management of enterprise software products. Former software development at Ericsson, IBM and Fidelity. Ken is leading all aspects of software development in BDM including computer vision, algorithm development, cloud-infrastructure development, and security.
Board of Directors
Paul Gilson - Chairman
Simon Kiersey - Director
Chris Murphy - Director
Colin Henehan PhD - Director
Geraldine McLoughlin - Observer
Declan Quinn - Observer
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Careers @ Bluedrop Medical
Bluedrop Medical’s device can enable diabetic foot ulcers to be detected early; when treatment is easier and outcomes and costs are greatly improved.