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.


Customised Projects

airmid healthgroup excels in customised solutions to meet client objectives

Any of the internationally recognised test methodologies we offer can be modified to the client's requirements. For example, we can vary experimental conditions such as exposure time, sample concentration, or test organisms.

Our projects can be scaled up from the petri dish to our world class chambers where indoor building environments are replicated to provide repeatable data on a product or service's impact on indoor air and building occupant health. We also carry out environmental field studies at locations where products and services are designed to work. In homes, offices and industry, we reproduce the quality of testing carried out in our laboratories and chambers. 

Our clients value this breadth of testing expertise, particularly at the product development stage or in validating new technologies. Partnering with airmid healthgroup offers access to an open source for innovation and a unique, scaleable range of testing. This results in reduced R&D costsfaster time to market, and compelling health-based data. Work with us to set your product or service apart from your competitors. 




The quality of the third party data we received from airmid helped us showcase our innovative strategy of licensing this novel technology at a prestigious international scientific event, the European Innovation Convention. Ultimately this will allow us add value and differentiate our customer offerings through a focus on health and indoor air quality.
Mr. Robert Hickson, MD of VitrA Ireland