Research facilities and Innovation Laboratory space at Synergy Centre

Innovation Laboratory Areas

We have an Innovation laboratory space comprising of 3 un-equipped laboratories which are located in the CASH building.
Innovation laboratory A (ca. 46.85 sqm)
Innovation laboratory B (ca. 57.00 sqm)
Innovation laboratory C (ca. 44.75 sqm)
Standard features of each laboratory:
All laboratories have a combination of fixed benches (ca 450 x 155cm) and modular island benches (6 parts each ca 200 x 75cm) allowing for flexible re-configuration of the rooms to accommodate larger items of equipment.
General services are available locally including:
• Fume hoods, town gas, N, CO2 and dH2O (type I & II) generation.
• Access can also be provided to autoclaves,
• LAF’s and walk in 37oC and 4oC rooms (shared access basis)

Research facilities and Innovation Laboratory space at Synergy Centre

Centre of Applied Science for Health (C.A.S.H.)

CASH is a 1350sqm research facility adjoining the Synergy Centre. It was completed in 2011 and nurtures interdisciplinary research leading to the development of intellectual property and its commercialisation. It aims in particular to generate new scientific knowledge in the areas of Strategies for Combating Difficult and Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens, Biomedical Devices, and Translational Molecular Cell Biology Research
RF Technology Centre featuring an EMC/Anechoic Chamber which supports applied research in the following areas:-
• EMC research and investigations up to 3 GHz
• Load Pull applied research for RF transistors
• Wireless Sensor applied research & testing (low signal)
• Antenna performance testing
• Ultra Low Energy, Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) applied research

Microsensors for Clinical Research and Analysis (MiCRA)

MiCRA is an Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway and a member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC)
MiCRA’s remit is to deliver commercial viable research and near to market solutions for companies in Ireland.
To achieve this aim MiCRA works directly with Industry to address their unmet needs in the area of biodiagnostics & rapid detection technologies.
MiCRA has the capability to address a wide range of technical problems in the area of biodiagnostics. These include:
Assay Development
Tissue culture
Biosensor design fabrication & rapid prototyping
Materials development and characterisation
Chemical synthesis