Cormac has over 30 years experience in the Diagnostic and Biomarker Industry. He holds a PhD in Zoology and Biochemistry from University College Dublin. Early in his career he served as the Head of the European Research and Development Group for Baxter Healthcare. He has been a founder of a number of companies including Biotrin International, Opsonsa Therapeutics and Argutus Medical. He is also the founder and recent past Chair of the Irish BioIndustry Association. More recently he has served as the Chief Technical Officer of EKF Diagnostics and a Director of Nexvet Bioparma. He was a previous Director of NovaUCD and has received a number of prestigious awards over his career including the Biolink Life Science Achievement Award which was presented to him by Mary McAleese in 2007.