In Brief

  • Challenge: SFI Future Innovator Prize 2018
  • Challenge Type: SFI Future Innovator Prize
  • Status: Complete

The Challenge

  • Breast cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in women 
  • 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime 
  • Ireland ranked 4th highest mortality rate in Europe 
  • Incidence rate of breast cancer is on the increase 
  • Approximately 3000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed last year 
  • No real-time diagnosis available so all biopsies go the laboratory even though approximately 80% are benign 
  • 8 – 10 day wait for patient diagnosis 
  • Significant distress & anxiety for patient & families waiting for results 

The Solution

SMARTProbe will provide real-time point of care enhancement of breast cancer diagnosis. 

table detailing activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts of the project.

The Team

  • Mr Martin O’Sullivan
  • Ms Liosa O’Sullivan
  • Dr Brian O’Donnell
  • Dr Eric Moore
left to right: Mr Martin O’Sullivan, Ms Liosa O’Sullivan, Dr Brian O’Donnell and Dr Eric Moore