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Lucy is the CEO and co-founder of CroiValve, which is a medical device start-up that has developed a device to repair a valve in the heart without the need for open heart surgery. CroiValve is a spin out of Trinity College Dublin and is based on a concept invented by Lucy’s co-founder Dr Martin Quinn, who is an interventional cardiologist. To date CroiValve has raised over €20M, employs over 30 people and has taken the device from concept through to clinical trials where it is treating patients with tricuspid regurgitation and significantly improving their quality of life. Prior to CroiValve, she led multiple medical device development programs. She worked as a cross-functional lead at Medtronic, managing R&D programs from concept to launch, including another heart valve device. Additionally, she worked in Nypro Healthcare, managing multiple complex, cross-functional, global projects developing drug delivery devices and in a CRO, ICON PLC, where she developed an understanding of clinical trials. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Limerick and a Diploma in Project Management from University College Cork.