Donovan O'Brien - Newcells

Retinal platform

An in vitro, light responsive, retinal model for accurate predictions of in vivo outcomes you can have confidence in.


Kidney platform

The most advanced near-physiological high throughput kidney proximal tubule cells (PTC) model to investigate drug transport modalities in vitro.

Lung epithelia model

Lung model

A model to investigate airway physiology, viral infection, drug safety and environmental impacts on lung airway epithelia.

Sinusoid iPSC-derived Liver model

Liver model

We are developing a model of liver sinusoid derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

Donovan O’Brien

Associate Scientist

B.Sc Microbiology from University College Cork, MRes. Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine from University of Chester;

An Irishman in northern territories. Currently working on in vitro organ-on-chip microfluidic devices to better recapitulate in vivo environments in our industry leading models.

Passionate about biomaterials, biofabrication and cell biology. I enjoy experimentation, collaboration and being creative. Fanatical about electronic music.

Favourite Quotation: “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be” – Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-time of The Soul

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