Dr Ronan MacLoughlin

Associate Director of R&D, Science & Emerging Technologies


Dr Ronan MacLoughlin, PhD, MBS is currently Associate Director of R&D, Science and Emerging Technologies in Aerogen Limited. Ronan has more than 20 years’ experience in Respiratory Drug Delivery with several nebuliser, and accessory product launches over that time. He has responsibility for new product development, establishing and exploiting the science underpinning respiratory drug delivery and identifying new and potentially disruptive emerging technologies, as well as broadening the application of Aerogen’s core technology. To this end, he has developed multiple technologies and products with several patents granted and pending, that cover the range of drug, device, drug/device combination products, patient interventions and patient interfaces. These contribute towards Aerogen’s current portfolio of more than 400 patents that is protected and expanded upon through both strategic offensive and defensive IP strategies.

Ronan currently serves as chair of the Industry Representative Group in CURAM, the Science Foundation Ireland center for the development the next generation of smart medical devices, and sits on the board, (previously chair) of the Medical and Engineering Technologies Center (MET), the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway. Finally, Ronan holds the position of adjunct Associate Professor in Trinity College Dublin (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), and Senior Honorary lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences).

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