Science

SurgaColl offers innovative products for the regeneration of bone and cartilage tissue, based on extensive research carried out by the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The company was founded in 2012 as the commercialisation vehicle for these RCSI technologies and is now in full-scale manufacturing of its first two products HydroxyColl for bone regeneration and ChondroColl for cartilage regeneration.

Scientific Advisory Board

SurgaColl™ has a strong Scientific board including internationally-renowned opinion leaders in the orthopaedics and tissue engineering fields.


Professor Fergal O’Brian

Professor Fergal O’Brian is Chairman of the board which helps determine the scientific direction of the company. Fergal returned to Ireland in 2004, after completing a Fulbright Scholarship in Ioannis Yannas’s orthopaedic tissue engineering lab in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. Fergal set up the Tissue Engineering Research Group in RCSI and is an inventor of the technologies, Associate Professor in RCSI and adjunct Associate Professor in Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin, and Deputy Director of Research in RCSI. Fergal has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications in the field of Orthobiologics.


Professor John O’Byrne

Professor O’Byrne is Abraham Colles Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is founder and Director of the Masters in Surgery Degree (MCh) at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He established the first undergraduate Musculo-skeletal Module in Ireland, to introduce undergraduate students to Orthopaedic medicine and surgery. Professor O’Byrne supervises the education of in excess of 350 RCSI and 300 UCD Undergraduate medical students each year at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. Professor O’Byrne and research colleagues, has been awarded research funds from the EU in excess of €1.2m and Professor O’Byrne continues to innovate and research and also facilitate and supervise the research of his students.


Dr Magnus Tagil

Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the Unversity of Lund, Sweden

Dr Tagil has a special interest in Bone healing and regeneration and is widely published in the field.