Michael Mrochen (PI) CEO, Founder of IROC Science
.Professor Michael Mrochen, PhD (Dr. rer. medic.) is fully dedicated to the development and improvement of ophthalmic medical devices from scientific, technological and business perspectives. In particular, he is recognized as a leading figure in customized corneal refractive surgery and corneal cross linking. During the past 15 year he co-founded multiple ophthalmic companies driving innovation from work bench to clinical praxis in ophthalmology.
Prof. Mrochen’s scientific achievements are represented by more than 120 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and proceedings and more than 25 national and international patents and patent applications. Prof. Mrochen is co-founder of the International Congress of Wavefront Sensing and the International Congress of Corneal Cross Linking.. He has been listed one of the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology in 2014 & 2018 (The Ophthalmologist).
Ronan Byrne Consultant
Ronan Byrne is a highly experienced entrepreneur having started, built and sold three companies. Over the last decade his focus has been on commercialising research in medical technologies. He co-founded and was CEO of ClearSight Innovations which developed an ophthalmic diagnostics technology. Ronan has worked extensively with the research community, is business mentor to a range of medical technology start-ups over the years including Silvercloud Health, PMD Solutions, Loci Orthopaedics, Latch Medical, Aurigen and IROC Science. Ronan holds both BA and MBA degrees from University College Dublin.