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302, 2021

Palliare appoints new CEO and Board member

February 3rd, 2021|

PORSAV partners, Palliare, with its vision to create a safer operating room, has appointed John O’Dea as CEO. He will oversee the U.S. launch of the company’s EVA15 insufflator, which combines continuous pressure insufflation and surgical smoke evacuation, and the EndoTrap™ endoscopist protection system early this year. Mr O’Dea was previously CEO of Crospon, an Irish medical device company and developer of the Endoflip™ endoscopic diagnostic system, prior to its acquisition by Medtronic in 2017. Caroline O’Dea will continue in her current role as Managing Director of the Irish operation of Palliare. The company also announced the appointment of Giovanni Di Napoli to the Board of Directors. Mr Di Napoli is currently President of the Gastrointestinal Operating Unit within the Medical-Surgical Portfolio at Medtronic. Read the Palliare press release here.

2901, 2021

IRCAD introduces PORSAV

January 29th, 2021|

In IRCAD's January 2021 WebSurg newsletter,  the PORSAV project was introduced to its readership of more than 210,000 registered subscribers. WebSurg offers first-rate educational content provided by world-renowned experts in all fields of minimally invasive surgery. All content meets Health on the Net Foundation (HONCode) standards to guarantee quality and reliability. You can register here, free of charge.  

1801, 2021

PORSAV features in Hospital Professional News, January 2021

January 18th, 2021|

The PORSAV Project featured on page 25 in the January 2021 issue of Hospital Professional News digital edition. Hospital Professional News ( is a monthly publication distributed to all Hospital Consultants, Hospital Pharmacists, Clinical Specialists, Official & Regulatory Bodies, Government Departments and Pharmaceutical Companies throughout Ireland. The publication delivers news, clinical articles, conference coverage and continuing professional development features, giving readers access to critical and highly topical expert updates on pharmacological treatments, policy, practice and educational developments.

312, 2020

UCD Research COVID-19 seminar focuses on PORSAV

December 3rd, 2020|

As part of University College Dublin (UCD) Research's seminar series of thirty-minute chats with researchers currently pursuing research relating to COVID-19, PORSAV PIs Prof Ronan Cahill and Dr Kevin Nolan presented ongoing work which forms the basis of the PORSAV project. The talk entitled: 'Advanced imaging techniques to understand the transport of the virus in air' was delivered live on December 2, 2020, at 14:00. View the talk below. Prof. Ronan Cahill (UCD School of Medicine and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital) and Dr Kevin Nolan (UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering) spoke about the use of advanced imaging techniques to understand the transport of the virus in the air during healthcare procedures. Using highly sensitive, large-format Schlieren imaging, he has characterised gas flows and aerosol-generating events in laparoscopic surgery, anaesthesiology, ophthalmic procedures, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and dentistry. This enables the design of engineering controls and PPE selection in near real-time. The highly visual data has also been used for public outreach reinforcing the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing.  

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