ABOUT NASAL MEDICAL

Award-winning Irish Medical Device Company

OUR STORYTHE TEAM

EVERYONE HAS A STORY

Ours began on a farm in County Kerry.

When the herd of cattle on Martin O’Connell’s family farm in Kerry was wiped out from tuberculosis, Martin wanted to try and prevent something like this happening again. He had an idea to use a filter for cows to block bacteria reaching their lungs. From this idea, the idea for a filter to help battle pollution effects in humans was born. Nasal Medical was founded in 2014 by Martin O’Connell and Keith Yeager. Nasal Medical develops anatomically designed nasal medical devices to assist better breathing. The teams’ focus on strong product design has resulted in patented, novel and effective medical devices. In 2016, Nasal Medical won the AIB Start up Academy, which led to nationwide recognition, validation, and a prize fund to work with national media such as Irish Times, Maximum Media, and numerous local and national radio stations.

SUCCESS

To date, the Nasal Medical Discreet Snoring Aid has shown to significantly reduce snoring in 9 out of 10 patients. The recently launched Allergy Nasal Filter offers a drug-free solution for preventing allergies, blocking allergens such as pollen, dust, pet dander and mould from entering the nose. With studies both ongoing and completed in key universities and hospitals, science backing, innovation, customer-centered approach and clinical testing is at the forefront of Nasal Medical’s core values.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

CEO / Co-Founder

Martin O'Connell

Martin O’Connell is an electrical engineer from County Kerry, Ireland. An accomplished and award-winning academic, Martin co-founded Nasal Medical in 2014.

Martin O’Connell is an electrical engineer from County Kerry, Ireland. An accomplished and internationally renowned musician, Martin co-founded Nasal Medical in 2014. The concept for the company was originally born through solving a problem in cattle contacting TB, and from this, a market became apparent for humans. Nasal Medical develops anatomically designed nasal medical devices to assist better breathing. The teams’ focus on strong product design has resulted in patented, novel and effective medical devices. To date, the Nasal Medical Discreet Snoring Aid has shown to improve snoring in 9 out of 10 patients. The recently launched Allergy Nasal Filter offers a drug-free solution for filtering allergens, such as pollen, dust, pet dander and mould. With studies both ongoing and completed in key universities and hospitals, science backing, innovation, customer-centered approach and clinical testing is at the forefront of Nasal Medical.

*Winner of the AIB Start Up Academy 2016 & The InterTrade Ireland Regional Award 2016.

Winner of the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Regional final 2016.

Co-Founder

Keith Yeager

A mechanical engineer with 10+ years of expertise in design and prototyping of medical devices. While at Columbia University, he has served as advisor on well over 100 devices

Keith Yeager is a mechanical engineer with 10+ years of expertise in design and prototyping of medical devices. While at Columbia University, he has served as advisor on well over 100 devices and has played a key role in development of a range of technologies, including bioreactors for bone, cartilage, and cardiac tissue, imaging systems, diagnostic devices, surgical instruments, and custom instrumentation for research labs. He holds several patents and publications primarily in the field of tissue engineering. Multiple technologies have been licensed for commercialization, and Keith is a co-founder of two companies- EpiBone Inc, and Nasal Medical Ltd.
Head of Operations

Elisha Greham

Elisha hails from Mayo (and won’t let you forget it, especially come All Ireland Sunday); she manages all aspects of operations in Nasal Medical. Elisha has over eight years experience in marketing, operations and retail management.

Elisha hails from Mayo (and won’t let you forget it, especially come All Ireland Sunday); she manages all of our marketing online and offline. Elisha has over six years experience in pharmacy marketing and retail management, giving Nasal Medical invaluable insight in understanding pharmacy, both staff, and customers. Elisha has a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing & Analytics and her passion lies in customer insight; using feedback and analytical research to make informed decisions to enhance customer experience. In the past she has worked with RTE Digital, and numerous SME’s in a digital marketing consultancy role. When Elisha isn’t in the office planning Nasal Medical’s world domination she can be found in a quiet coffee shop in Smithfield with her partner, or back home in Mayo.
Project Manager

Amanda Russell

Amanda joins us all the way from Texas. She worked with the company as an intern back in 2017. Since then, she has completed her BBA in Entrepreneurial Management and MSc in International Management.

Amanda joins us all the way from Texas. She worked with the company as an intern back in 2017. Since then, she has completed her BBA in Entrepreneurial Management and MSc in International Management. During her academic studies she worked with multiple start-ups in the Telehealth, Aviation, Electronics and Automation industries. Amanda rejoins us with a passion for start-up growth and project management processes. Amanda looks forward to applying her academic focus on agile and scrum PM philosophies to the new and exciting projects in development at Nasal Medical.
Medical Advisor

Dr Paul Carson

Dr Paul Carson is a well known allergy doctor and founder of Allergy Ireland in the Slievemore Clinic Dublin. He has conducted clinical trials of the allergy filter & has spoken at length about our products on radio and TV.

Dr Paul Carson is a well known allergy doctor and founder of Allergy Ireland in the Slievemore Clinic Dublin. He has conducted clinical trials of the allergy filter & has spoken at length about our products on radio, and TV such as the Elaine show & Ireland AM. Dr Carson is the official spokesperson for our Allergy Filter, and Hay Fever Relief App, giving us advice, support and helping us reach patients with allergies. When Dr Carson isn’t busy treating his patients in Allergy Ireland, he writes novels (yes, really!), he is the author of five best-selling thriller novels, as well as numerous health books and children’s books
E-Commerce Executive

Alex Dawson-Stanley

Alex is from Longford and is the adventurous one on our team with his love for outdoor adventure sports. He has over 20 years of experience in eCommerce having built and started Ireland's first online kayak shop back in 2001.

Alex is from Longford and is the adventurous one on our team with his love for outdoor adventure sports. He has over 20 years of experience in eCommerce having built and started Ireland's first online kayak shop back in 2001. Since then he has developed a highly in depth knowledge across a wide range of eCommerce areas and specialises in developing strategic roadmaps for growth utilising online marketplaces such as Amazon.

Starting out in IT has given Alex a fast and nimble approach to tackling new systems and opportunities. He led the IT department in Boston Scientific Tullamore and since then has worked in several sectors developing both the business analytics and digital marketing and sales to ensure growth and success.

When he is not coming up with new ways to drive additional rank and growth on Amazon he spends his time training for 200km kayak races or out kayaking or biking with his 3 children and wife.

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