We are Nova Leah

We are medical device cybersecurity compliance risk management experts.

Our Vision

We seek to combine our expertise and skillsets to develop industry leading technology solutions that provide the necessary knowledge and guidance your workforce needs to develop and maintain more secure medical devices in a continuous fashion.

Our Journey

Connected medical devices represent a rapidly growing sector in healthcare. There are currently between 10 to 15 million such devices in use globally, and the global connected medical device market will exceed $136.8 billion by 2021.

Nova Leah was founded in Dundalk, Ireland as a spinout from our CEO’s PhD at the Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Since then, we’ve been fortunate to see our company and brand grow. We’ve been recognized as industry experts that deliver solutions to critical business challenges, and our technology continues to be adopted by top medical device companies.

Our Engineers

The success of Nova Leah is driven by experiences and skillsets of our team. We employ some of the most respected cybersecurity risk management industry experts, engineers, developers who feed on innovations that solve your business challenges

Our Leadership

Anita Finnegan
CEO/Founder

Anita founded Nova Leah and is the Author and International Project Leader of IEC 80001-2-8 and IEC 80001-2-9. As an ...internationally recognized expert in Medical Device Cybersecurity she also has a strong background in software quality processes, engineering and quality engineering roles across multiple highly regulated domains. Anita's PhD research focused on medical device cybersecurity assurance cases.

Peter Finnegan
Co-Founder

Peter brings over 30 years’ experience in the global healthcare and pharmaceutical business to Nova Leah. Peters expertise ...culminated over 28 years of senior management leadership.

Fergal McCaffery
Co-founder / Head of Engineering

Fergal is internationally recognized for his contributions to medical device software engineering. His research team ...have led the development of 4 International Standards/Technical reports for medical device software. He was also the Leader for the development of IEC/TR 80002-3 for medical device software processes in collaboration with the ISO/IEC 62304 development team. Fergal is also Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Mathematics, in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).

Michelle Jump
V.P. of Cyber Program Initiatives

Michelle has over 18 years of experience bringing technology-based solutions to healthcare, actively participating  ...in a variety of domestic and international standards, as well as relevant industry and governmental initiatives to support medical device security within the healthcare industry. Her specialty is in the integration of product security programs into medical device quality systems.

Christian Dunster
V.P. of Customer Success & Sales Operations

Chris brings over 20 years of client service operations, sales operations, product management, marketing research, ...and finance expertise to Nova Leah. Prior to joining Nova Leah, Chris was Vice President of Global Panel Operations at Lightspeed, LLC (now Kantar) where he oversaw the world’s largest collection of actively managed consumer market research panels. Previous leadership roles at start-up and mid-size ventures resulted in three successful equity events.

Highlights and Awards

Bank of Ireland
BOI Best Emerging Tech Nova Leah wins Grand Prix Award at the 2018 National Startup Awards powered by Bank of...
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Bank of Ireland
BOI Best Emerging Tech Nova Leah wins Grand Prix Award at the 2018 National Startup Awards powered by Bank of...
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 |  Top 13 Start-ups in Ireland – think Business

 Top 13 Start-ups in Ireland – think Business
Top 13 Start-ups in Ireland - think Business The winners at the 2018 National Startup Awards, powered by Bank of...
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 |  15 trailblazing entrepreneurs to watch in 2019

 15 trailblazing entrepreneurs to watch in 2019
15 trailblazing entrepreneurs to watch in 2019 From promising new start-ups to billion-dollar ideas going global, here are the entrepreneurs...
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 |  10 promising European start-ups founded by strong woman

 10 promising European start-ups founded by strong woman
10 promising European start-ups founded by strong woman Though the numbers show that only European 12% of startups that raise...
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 Sodexo Women Mean Business Newcomer Award – runner up
Sodexo Women Mean Business Newcomer Award - runner up We are delighted to announce the 2017 finalists for the WMB...
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 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Regional Winner
InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Regional Winner The Finals of the All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2017, the island’s biggest business competition for...
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 | Nova Leah start-up of the week – SiliconRepublic

Nova Leah start-up of the week – SiliconRepublic
Nova Leah start-up of the week - SiliconRepublic Our start-up of the week is Nova Leah, which has developed an...
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 | Irish Small Business

Irish Small Business
Irish Small Business One of Ireland's hottest start-ups is to be honored at the Irish Small Business Awards in Philadelphia on 18...
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 | Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland   Crunchbase's 50 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know Anita Finnegan, CEO & Founder Of Nova Leah. Investor...
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 | Crunchbase’s 50 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know

Crunchbase’s 50 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know
Crunchbase's 50 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know Anita Finnegan, CEO & Founder Of Nova Leah. Investor include: Kernel Capital, COSIMO...
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Board and Advisors

Anita Finnegan
Nova Leah

Peter Finnegan
Nova Leah

Fergal McCaffery
Nova Leah

Jayne Brady
Kernel Capital

Barry Downes
Sure Valley Ventures

The medical device cybersecurity compliance and risk management experts