Limerick medtech start-up launches funding campaign

Founders researched and developed their idea for two years while based at the University of Limerick’s School of Design

7th May, 2017
Kevin Kelleher, chief executive, Ostoform Fergal Phillips

The Limerick start-up Ostoform is raising seed funding of €1.5 million ahead of plans to bring to market a new medical device to help protect against the peristomal skin complications that can sometimes arise following ileostomies.

Performed on people suffering from inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, these surgeries involve the creation of an opening or stoma for the elimination of body waste.

“The output from the stoma is...

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