What We Stand for

About Us

Innovation Zed is an Irish company born following the real-life event of our Co-founder John Hughes. When performing an insulin injection as part of his diabetes self-management, John accidentally double injected leading to a serious hypoglycaemic event.

Whilst recovering in hospital, John realised how easy it was to double inject or miss injections all together. He understood that poor compliance of condition management could negatively influence long-term treatment and health outcomes.

Understanding quickly the risks associated with self-injection regimes, John contacted his friend and colleague William Cirillo, and together they created an accessory for insulin pens known as “InsulCheck Original” – the first in a family of products developed by Innovation Zed.


Our products are designed to be discreet, stylish, reusable and affordable. The patient experience is something we care passionately about and is at the heart of why we are in business. We continually reflect on this to helps steer our design and business decisions.


Innovation is not only in our name but at the very center of everything we do. Technology is rapidly evolving and we pride ourselves on our ability to evolve in tandem to meet the needs of patients, healthcare practitioners, digital healthcare providers and pharma partners.

Who we are


Who we are

John Hughes

John started his 35 year working career as a Teacher before completing his BSc in Computer Science at Trinity College. He has held a number of senior technical and business management roles for major computer manufacturer and software companies.

William Cirillo

William has a strong technical background with a Degree in Applied Physics and over 30 years’ experience in R&D, Academic, Financial and Manufacturing environments. As a lifelong friend of John, he was the technically gifted partner that could help materialise John's concept.

Dean Minnock

Dean leads market development, research & integration of connected technology at Innovation Zed. Dean has built a thorough knowledge of the medical technology industry and coupled with extensive expertise in integrative human Physiology making him a thought leader in digital healthcare.

Ross Hamilton

Ross graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc in Natural Sciences and an MSc Exercise Physiology. Having previously managed the support services to the High-Performance Sports programme at Trinity, Ross is now leading technology research trials at Innovation Zed.

Mairead Cirillo

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