Crospon is an endoscopic diagnostics company that is changing the face of esophageal function testing with its Endoflip® technology. These minimally invasive medical devices transform the patient experience when it comes to swallow testing and deliver a whole new diagnostic tool set into the hands of gastroenterology professionals.

Established in 2006 by chairman and chief executive John O’Dea and with offices in the US and Ireland, Crospon’s experienced team designs and manufactures medical devices that allow clinicians to assess the real-time effects of their interventions during endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures.

Crospon is now a Medtronic Company

Advanced imaging system
for assessment of major
motility disorders

Transforming patient
treatment of esophageal
strictures during endoscopy

Meet The Team

 John O’Dea

Chairman and Chief Executive

He has 24 years experience in the medical device industry. In 1998 he co-founded Caradyne, an Irish respiratory medical device company, which was acquired by Respironics Inc. in 2004. In the past 31 years he has held R&D management positions in Nellcor Puritan Bennett and engineering positions in Digital Equipment Inc. and in Dataproducts Inc. He is a named author on 18 U.S. Patents. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electronics Engineering all from University College Dublin and an MSc in Clinical Research from NUI Galway. He is Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway where he is Chairman of the External Advisory Board of BioInnovate Ireland and is Special Advisor to the SFI CURAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Irish Medical Devices Association, and a Past President of Engineers Ireland.

Caroline Sherlock

Head of Operations

Ms. Sherlock has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry, and has held finance, quality and operational management roles with such companies as Caradyne and Respironics. Most recently she served as Quality Manager in Respironics Ireland, where she led the company’s efforts in securing ISO13485 certification and in developing and maintaining an FDA QSR compliant facility. She has strong and diverse experience in the disciplines required to successfully launch an early stage medical device company. Ms. Sherlock holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Galway and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Limerick.

 Adrian McHugh

Head of Engineering

Mr. McHugh has 19 years of experience in electronics design and design management. Prior to joining Crospon he has worked with such companies as Space Technology Ireland, Nortel Networks and Respironics where he spearheaded the successful introduction of the Respironics BiPAP Focus non-invasive ventilator to the European and U.S. markets. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Additional Information

A repository of documents confirming our FDA 510(k) clearance for the Endoflip® system and its accessories, plus safety certificates, licences and standard assurances.

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