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.


Washing Machines

Washing machines and laundry detergents play a key role in everyday health by removing contaminants such as dust mites, allergens, bacteria, mold, viruses and other pathogens from textiles such as clothes, bedding and toys. If these contaminants are not removed effectively, they can cause adverse health effects to the consumer.

airmid healthgroup can assist you in product development or in evaluation and review of an existing washing machine to provide evidence that the product is not only effective, but also health friendly.

We offer our clients high quality scientific testing to satisfy regulatory or legal requirements with independent opinion and data that can highlight additional health-related features or benefits of washing machines and detergents. Our services help clients to add value and differentiate their products through a focus on biomedical data and health impact claims.