Business Development Manager
Ashland Specialties Ireland Ltd.
Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Seán McMahon is the Business Development and Technical Manager for the ViatelTM bioresorbable polymer business at Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI). Dr. McMahon joined Ashland as part of the Vornia Limited acquisition in 2018 where he previously held responsibility for the company’s major business functions in his role as CEO. During his time at Vornia Ltd., Dr. McMahon developed the company’s major intellectual property platform for production of bioresorbable polymers including state-of-the-art GMP facilities. He has an intimate knowledge of bioresorbable polymer technologies from theoretical chemical design and synthesis through to application guided performance optimization. Furthermore, he has significant polymer processing and applications experience working on large research and commercial projects delivering bioresorbable polymer solutions for orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurological, oncology, wound-care, dental, ophthalmic, regenerative medicine and wider drug delivery technologies.
Dr. McMahon has published several research/review papers on polymer design for medical applications and works passionately to translate improved medical technologies that can deliver better clinical outcomes. Dr. McMahon obtained his B.Eng. and M.Sc. from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and his Ph.D. from the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.