Kerry man receives over €100,000 in Technology Innovation Development Award

A Kerry man has received over €100,000 (€101,907) for his research into the development of a novel sensor technology for disease diagnostics.


UCD student and Ballylongford native Dr James Rice is researching technology which would monitor on-the-spot early signs of infections, such as those associated with sexually transmitted diseases.


It would benefit patient outcomes and stop the emergence of antibiotic resistance strains.


Dr Rice received the funding through the Science Foundation Ireland’s Technology Innovation Development Award programme to develop the medical diagnostic tool.