Centre of Applied Science for Health

The Centre of Applied Science for Health was established at IT Tallaght in 2007 as a collaborative effort between biology and chemistry research groups at IT Tallaght, NUI Maynooth, the National Institute of Cellular Biotechnology at Dublin City University and Tallaght Hospital. It was funded under the Higher Education Authority - Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 4. The aims of the Centre are:

  • To create a connected system of research, innovation and commercial translation to bring research findings to clinical and commercial settings.
  • Enable and deliver upon a targeted program of research involving microbiology, cell biology, diagnostic sensors, and biomechanical engineering.
  • Actively create and seek out opportunities for effective engagement with industry in collaborative  applied research.

The Centre of Applied Science and Health (CASH) has an excellent pedigree in carrying out research in areas such as Microbial Host Interactions; Bioengineering Technology; Biomedical Devices; Pharmaceutical & Materials Analysis; Antimicrobials; Sensors. 

There has been a concerted move, in recent years, towards research to support the industry and also towards more applied and commercial R&D. This has led to the establishment of a commercial wing MiCRA (Microsensors for Clinical Research and Analysis). MiCRA-Biodiagnostics is part of Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Gateway Network, which provides technology solutions and support to SME’s and specialises in the development of microsensors for the food, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, biotechnology, environmental, human and animal healthcare and agriculture sectors.

The Centre can also provide a range of bio analytical, material and food characterisation, microbiological and food safety and chemical analytical services for the food, pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. It has a track record in service provision for companies using NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS, SEM etc. It can offer bespoke and standard solutions to your service requirements.

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Centre of Applied Science for Health
Dr. Mary Deasy 
CASH Centre Manager 
Tel: +353-1-404-2803
Dr. Karl Crowley  - Prof. Eithne Dempsey
MiCRA Centre Manager   - Lead PI
Tel: +353-1-453-3652  - Tel: +353-1-404-2862
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