Science Direct 03-12-2015 – A thermal control surface for the Solar Orbiter

Pan European Networks Publications 27-06-2015 – ENBIO’s CoBlast process enables a new metals renaissance

The Irish Times 27-04-2015 – Irish company using bone to make sunscreen for solar satellite

RTE Radio 1 14-04-2015 – Clonmel company providing coating for ESA Satellite

The Journal / Business ETC 15-04-2015 – An Irish company’s product will become the closest man-made object to the Sun

Enterprise Ireland 10-04-2015 – Minister English opens Space Technology Centre in Clonmel

UCD Research and Innovation 14-04-2015 – Minister English Opens ENBIO’s New €1.5 million Space Technology Centre in Clonmel

Silicon Republic 14-04-2015 – 12 jobs at Enbio’s space-tech centre will help ESA satellite fly closer to the Sun

Business and Leadership Ltd 14-04-2015 – Enbio to create 12 jobs at new €1.5m ESA-funded centre in Clonmel

BBC News 05-11-2014 – The solar explorer built with dead animal bones

Irish Times 25-08-2014 – Satellite technology secures Ireland’s place in space race

Silicon Republic 13-12-2012 – Irish tech firm Enbio wins €500k contract with European Space Agency

RTE News 13-12-2012 – Irish firm Enbio secures €500k deal with European Space Agency





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CoBlast Technology (full 3 MB)

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C. Dunne, B. Twomey, L. O’Neill and Kenneth Stanton, Co-blasting of titanium surfaces with an abrasive and hydroxyapatite to produce a bioactive coating: substrate and coating characterisation, Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 28(5), 767-778, 2014.

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F. Keady and B. Murphy, Investigating the feasibility of using a grit blasting process to coat nitinol stents with hydroxyapatite, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 24(1), 97-103, 2013.

J. N. Barry, B. Twomey, A. Cowley, L. O’Neill, P. J. McNally, D. P. Dowling, Evaluation and comparison of hydroxyapatite coatings deposited using both thermal and non-thermal techniques, Surface and Coatings Technology, 226, 82-91, 2013.

F. Tan, F. O’Neill, M. Naciri, D. Dowling and M. Al-Rubeai, Cellular and transcriptomic analysis of human mesenchymal stem cell response to plasma-activated hydroxyapatite coating, Acta Biomateriaia, 8(4), 1627-1638, 2012.

J. N. Barry and D. P. Dowling, Comparison between the SBF Response of Hydroxyapatite Coatings Deposited Using Both a Plasma-Spray and A Novel Co-Incident Micro-Blasting Technique, Key Engineering Materials, 493-494, 483-488, 2012.

F. Tan, M. Naciri, D. Dowling, and M. Al-Rubeai, In vitro and in vivo bioactivity of CoBlast hydroxyapatite coating and the effect of impaction on its osteoconductivity, Biotechnology Advances, 30(1), 352-362, 2012.

D. Fleming, L. O’Neill, G. Byrne, N. Barry, and D. P. Dowling, Wear resistance enhancement of the titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V via a novel co-incident microblasting process, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205(21-22), 4941-4947, 2011.

F. Tan, M. Naciri, and M. Al Rubeai, Osteoconductivity and growth factor production by MG63 osteoblastic cells on bioglass coated orthopedic implants, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108(2), 454-464, 2011.

C. O’Sullivan, P. O’Hare, G. Byrne, L. O’Neill, K. B. Ryan, and A. M. Crean, A modified surface on titanium deposited by a blasting process, Coatings, 1(1), 53-71, 2011.

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C. O’Sullivan, P. O’Hare, N. D. O’Leary, A. M. Crean, K. Ryan, A. D. W. Dobson, and L. O’Neill, Deposition of substituted apatites with anticolonizing properties onto titanium surfaces using a novel blasting process, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 95B(1), 141-149, 2010.

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