Esmeralda Herrero BSc. PhD


Esmeralda Herrero graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc in Pharmacology and completed a PhD in Microbiology in University College Dublin. Her research investigated bacterial proteases and their role in prion decontamination and was filed into a UK patent in 2015. Following her PhD, Esmeralda worked for a year as research and development scientist for a novel biotech company before her role as scientific officer in virology in airmid healthgroup.

Esmeralda has over 5 years research experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, bacterial culturing, infectious assays, protein purification, protein biochemistry and laboratory management


Tristan Russell BSc. PhD


Tristan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Microbiology. During his degree, Tristan completed a one-year internship at a pharmaceutical company where he gained experience of working in an industrial laboratory. Tristan moved to Ireland in 2014 after choosing to study for a PhD at University College Dublin. The PhD research used molecular biology techniques to study infectious disease, specifically host-virus interactions. Tristan recently graduated from his PhD and joined the virology team at airmid healthgroup in the spring of 2019.  


Kevin Ellison


Kevin is in his third year at DCU where he has been studying Genetics and Cell biology. He is working in the Environmental Chambers under the supervision of Jake Behan.


Airborne Particle Concentration

Description of the test

Measurement of the concentration of airborne particles generated by a cleaning product during the cleaning process


  • Testing is carried out in an environmental test chamber where the air exchange rate, temperature and relative humidity are standardised.
  • House dust with a known concentration of allergen is applied to a known surface area.
  • Dry dusting and cleaning with water are used as controls.
  • The cleaning product is applied as per the manufacturers instructions and the cleaning process is carried out in a standardized manner.
  • Following cleaning, particle concentration is measured using a Cassalla dust monitor.

Turnaround Time

2 weeks from receipt of samples