Magnostics Ltd is a SME based in Dublin, Ireland  that was incorporated in 2017. The company was founded on technology that allows high magnetic moment superparamagnetic particles (200-2000 nm) for in vitro diagnostic applications.  These particles are produced and coated with specific chemistries based on an ISO13485 compliant manufacturing process that has resulted of research and development investments by NASA, Science Foundation of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Counsel.

Selling innovative solutions for unmet and emerging in vitro diagnostics (IVD) needs is at the heart of Magnostics’ business. Magnostics is focused on delivering these solutions to IVD manufacturers based on proprietary nanotechnology, i.e., superparamagnetic (SPM) beads, that enables significant improvements in the sensitivity, specificity and cost of diagnostics tests. This business model consists of a “raw material to finished product” approach. In the long-term Magnostics will bring point of care tests (POCTs) to market for unmet medical needs based on novel biomarkers and a pool of patented magnetophoretic technologies.

The team is composed of our full-time technical staff members and we work closely with several companies that specialise in diagnostic and pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulation.  We have a close working relationship with Alpha Precision, which is an engineering firm based in Sligo, Ireland, that is capable to mass production of consumables for in vitro diagnostic.  Engineering design support and regulation consulting are performed by HighTech Healthcare  and d’Arcy Consulting


The management team at Magnostics is composed of a number of senior members: 

CEO of the company is Richard Wright (male), a serial entrepreneur with active companies in the USA and Thailand. In the past he has worked with several firms including GE Ventures, Dow Chemical, and Endo, on biotechnology focused investments.

Managing Director is Gil Lee (male). He has over 30 years of experience in the production of novel magnetic reagents and biosensors for pathogen detection. He has led several teams of scientists in the successful launch of biosensors for viruses, enterotoxins, and pathogenic bacteria, in the EU and USA.

Chief Financial Officer is Aude Maisondieu (female). She has over 20 years of experience as a Management Consultant in the Financial Services and Insurance industries in France and Ireland.

Relevant Publications for CorDial-S

1. G. Lee, P. Li, M. Platt, G. Cannon. (2019). Magnetic bead aggregation assay system, EP2788120B1, USPTO 10,386,364

2. J.J. Mahoney, M. Platt, G.U. Lee. (2018). Microparticles and a device and method for the synthesis of microparticles, USPTO 10,005,677

3. G. Lee, H. Shang, W.S. Chang. (2014). Polymer coated microparticles, EP1945271B, USPTO 8,715,739

4. G.U. Lee. (2001). Force discrimination assay, USPTO 6,180,418

People involved in CorDial-S

  • WRIGHT Richard: Chief Executive Officer
  • Gil LEE: Director and Chair Technical Advisory Board
  • Peng LI: Senior Scientist
  • TAGIT Oya: Senior Scientist
  • AJOMALE Tofie: Quality and Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • O'CONNELL John: Scientist