Our Team

Patsy Carney


Patsy Carney is the CEO and co-founder of EirGen Pharma, a Waterford based pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and commercial supply of high potency pharmaceutical products including a number of oncology products. Established in 2006 by Patsy and Tom Brennan, EirGen has grown rapidly and now exports products to over 40 countries worldwide including all of EU, US, Canada, Japan from its state of the art high containment facility. The facility is licensed by the Irish HPRA, FDA and Japanese PMDA regulatory authorities. 

In May 2015, EirGen Pharma was acquired by OPKO Health Inc, a US based pharmaceutical company and continues to go from strength to strength as the global centre of excellence for R&D and Supply Chain. In 2018, a state of the art R&D facility has come online to support the product development pipeline for the corporation across multiple dosage forms including injectable, oral solid dose and dry powder inhalation products.

Patsy has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has held senior positions in a number of Pharma companies in Ireland and UK in both operations and business development prior to establishing EirGen Pharma in 2005. He has a BSc. in Industrial Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Limerick.

Cormac Johnston General Manager Kinetic Labs

Cormac Johnston

General Manager

Cormac Johnston has over 20 years’ experience managing and developing start-up and mature businesses. Cormac has held senior operations, new product introduction and business development roles across various industry sectors, ranging from healthcare to luxury goods and biotechnology to manufacturing. He has implemented projects to meet customer needs both domestically and internationally across China, Europe and the USA.

With a hands-on management approach and passion for developing businesses, using operational excellence methodologies, Cormac strives to make processes simpler, more productive, and effective, enabling organisations and their people to grow and develop.

He has an MBA from Smurfit Business school, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a BAgrSc in Agricultural Science.

With this wealth of knowledge, Cormac is an invaluable resource for start-ups joining Kinetic Labs as they navigate their way from idea generation to commercial viability.


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