Monday August 10, 2020

Space-age innovation at Radisens Diagnostics

20th November, 2016
Jerry O’Brien, chief executive of Ballincollig-based Radisens Diagnostics Pic: Clare Keogh

The health of an astronaut mid-mission is clearly of paramount importance to its success. Over the decades needles were used in space to take blood from astronauts and fill vials which then had to be stored in a cooled facility. They wouldn’t be tested until the space craft returned safely to earth.

A Cork-based company is on the verge of revolutionising this process.

“Needles and zero gravity aren’t a perfect combination in space....

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