Innovation Voucher Call May 2018

Are you an SME or start-up with an idea you wish to develop in food, beverage, medtech, prototyping, sensors, analysis or microbiology? The next E.I Innovation Voucher call is coming up in May ’18. MiCRA can aid you in submitting an application for €5K funding. We would be happy to host you at MiCRA for…

Short project vacancies at MiCRA

MiCRA has ongoing vacancies for a range of short-term projects in  microbiology & sensor development. If you have a background in analytical chemistry, microbiology or electrochemistry and would like to gain some experience with collaborative industrial projects, feel free to contact us or send a CV to

Successful Industry Open Day

A very successful Industry Open Day was held by MiCRA in the Synergy Centre on the 30th November. MiCRA and IT-T staff gave overviews and demos of the facilities and expertise available at MiCRA and the wider institute and Majella Maher from Enterprise Ireland gave an excellent overview of funding mechanisms available to companies. A special…

MiCRA Industry Open Day

MiCRA is hosting a free Industry Open Day on 30th November 2017 between 12 and 3 pm at the Synergy Centre in IT-Tallaght. The event will showcase the collaborative work MiCRA has performed with industry partners and the range of services we can offer. To register visit… MiCRA Open Day Registration

MiCRA Class 2 Biosafety Lab

The MiCRA Class 2 biosafety lab is now operational, allowing us to conduct projects with class 2 organisms. The laboratory is fully equipped with incubators, autoclaves, freezer and a biosafety cabinet in addition to a full suite of analytical instrumentation (spectrometer, potentiostat, microscope, etc.). Please contact us if you require class 2 level services.

National Ploughing Championships

National Ploughing Championships: MiCRA, along with our partners in the CAPPA, APT, MET and Shannon ABC Gateways, will be in the Innovation Tent at this year’s National Ploughing Championship in Screggan, Co. Offaly. Please visit us to see how new technology can aid the agri sector!

Analyst publication

New research published in the Analyst describing collaborative work between MiCRA & Aalto Bio Reagents: a novel biosensor assessed for the detection of antibodies to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).!divAbstract

Legionella management

Core MiCRA team members Carmen Negredo, Baljit Singh and Brian Seddon recently completed BOHS P901 course: Legionella – Management and Control of Building Hot & Cold Water Services, in preparation for the imminent commissioning of the MiCRA Class 2 Biosafety Lab.

MiCRA to attend PMTC Knowledge Day

Some forward notice: MiCRA will be in attendance at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) Knowledge Day on the 31st August in the University of Limerick.