Microsensors for Clinical Research & Analysis Gateway
The MiCRA Gateway, based in Institute of Technology Tallaght, delivers solutions for companies in the in vitro diagnostics, environmental, food and pharmaceutical sectors.
Sensor prototyping and manufacturing
Materials development and characterisation
Immunoassay platform development
Enzyme biosensors for human & animal health care
Biosensors for the rapid and sensitive detection of bacteria
Based in IT Tallaght, the MiCRA Gateway focuses on the advancement of biosensor technologies, using materials such as enzymes and advanced polymers. MiCRA delivers solutions to companies in many sectors including in vitro diagnostics, environmental, food and pharmaceuticals. MiCRA’s facility consists of state-of-the-art surface science instrumentation, cell culture and microbiology labs, and prototype fabrication facilities.
Staffed by microbiologists, chemists, physical scientists and engineers, MiCRA helps companies in many areas including sensor prototyping and manufacturing, materials development and characterisation, immunoassay platform development, enzyme biosensors for human and animal health care, and biosensors for the rapid and sensitive detection of bacteria. MiCRA partners with academic research, entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and large industrial companies to deliver solutions in biosensors and diagnostic products for Irish industry.
MiCRA at Tallaght
“We have prototypes which work, and are very close to what we think will be the final product. The documentation and final report on the project was top class, and slotted immediately into our technical and design history file. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending MiCRA to any interested party.”