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Rockfield Medical Devices

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Rockfield Medical Devices is an innovative SME in the enteral feeding devices industry.

Rockfield Medical Devices has a highly-skilled and committed team of experts developing a pipeline of innovative enteral feeding products that will transform user’s mobility & quality of life.

Tomás Thompson

Founder & CEO

Tomás has a proven ability in leadership and business development in the SME sector, a strong R & D background, and over 15 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry. Tomás understands the need for user-friendly, mobile enteral feeding systems, so life can carry on as normal. He has built a strong team at Rockfield Medical Devices to develop an innovative tube feeding system and a pipeline of products for the global tube feeding devices market. Tomás has a degree in Business and Education from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and an MSc from Ulster University.

 

Donal Mayne

Senior Design Engineer

Donal’s work includes research, design, testing and prototyping. He holds a degree in Product Design and Innovation from the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and an MSc in Medical Device Design from the National College of Art & Design. Donal has worked in many multinationals in the Medical Device industry.

 

Ronnie Ward

Senior Quality and Program Manager

Ronnie’s role at Rockfield Medical Devices includes the development and management of the company’s Quality Management System, Project Planning and advice to senior management on business goals and strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has over 20 years’ experience in the Medical Device/Pharmaceutical industry having worked in many multinational and start-up companies.

 

John Kelly

Head of R&D

John Kelly leads the device development activities in Rockfield Medical Devices. John has over 25 years’ experience in the medical devices arena. In this time, he has worked in technical leadership roles in several device companies including start-ups, and multinationals. As well as working on the development of a wide variety of innovative medical devices, he has also developed more effective R&D infrastructures, including improved product design and test capabilities. John has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Aided Engineering.

Edel Keaveny, Senior Research Manager at Rockfield Medical
 

Edel Keaveney

Senior Research Manager

Edel’s responsibilities include clinical research, managing KOLs, marketing, communications, funding and commercialisation. She holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, and a PhD from Ulster University. Edel has over 12 years of experience in scientific roles in public health agencies, multinationals and start-ups.

 

Eoin Gaughran

Electronic Engineer

Eoin’s work includes product testing and developing the e-connected element of Rockfield Medical Devices’ tube feeding system. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer & Electronic Engineering from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Eoin is skilled in Java, C, PCB design, low level programming and Linux.

 

Jason McNamara

Senior Development Engineer

Jason has 10 years product development experience in the medical device space having worked in multiple start-ups including Neuravi Ltd. and Veryan Medical Ltd. Jason is named inventor on a number of patents in the neurovascular space as a result of conceiving, prototyping and bench testing devices for clot retrieval during his time at Neuravi Ltd. In his subsequent role with Veryan Medical Ltd. he worked on achieving CE mark, FDA approval and commercial launch of their flagship stent.

Jason completed the BioInnovate fellowship in 2019 having focused on finding unmet clinical needs in the Orthopaedic area. Jason was attracted to Rockfield Medical Devices by the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to quality of life of the greater than 1 million patients who rely on daily tube feeding for their survival.

 

 

Gareth Walsh

Project Manager

Gareth is involved with Project Management at Rockfield Medical Devices. He is a Medical Device Engineering professional with a degree in Electronics Engineering and over 20 years R&D, Product/Process Development and Manufacturing experience. 

He has a demonstrated track record of success in both the multinational and start up environment and has strong technical, management and project management skills with the ability to build teams and businesses that deliver stakeholder value.

 

Anna Gallagher

Grant Project Co-ordinator

Anna is responsible for all grant related activities in Rockfield Medical Devices with additional responsibility in the areas of finance, human resources, and office management. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Medical Device, Pharma and Software Dev industry having worked in many start-ups and multinationals. Her background is in Human Resources, with a strong track record in relationship building, negotiation/mediation, and staff development. She has a Dip in Management & Industrial Relations along with a Dip in Psychology.

 

Margaret Rae

Co-ordinator Grants & Projects

Margaret is the Grants and Projects Coordinator at Rockfield Medical Devices. Margaret Has spent the last five years managing a EU Horizon 2020 coordination and support action. She holds a PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal and a Master’s degree from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales UK and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from University College Dublin. Margaret also has a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology from Trinity College Dublin leading to Qualified Person status.

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