Dr James McIlroy MBChB BMedSci (Hons)
Entrepreneur | Medical Doctor | Speaker
Developing and advancing bio-pharmaceutical innovations to sustain and improve human health.
I’m a medical doctor and entrepreneur that is passionate about translating medical and bioscience innovations into tangible products that improve health and wellbeing.
I started my first company as a 21-year-old medical student in my Mum and Dad’s garden shed. While at medical school, I transformed the venture from an idea on a piece of paper, into EnteroBiotix, a multi-national company that develops novel medicinal products to prevent and treat debilitating diseases and infections associated with imbalances of microbial communities in the intestinal tract.
In the summer of 2018, I graduated from medical school and moved EnteroBiotix out of the garden shed into new facilities, which were subsequently formally opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood. Fast forward to today, and EnteroBiotix is now one of the most exciting and fastest growing bio-pharmaceutical companies in the UK.
Alongside EnteroBiotix, I am proud to be employed by the NHS as a part-time junior doctor, with first year rotations in acute internal Medicine, general Surgery and medical paediatrics. My main research interest is the pathogenesis of intestinal and extra intestinal disease.
I have been founder/co-founder/director of four other projects and companies since starting EnteroBiotix, which includes EthosBio CIC, a social enterprise focussed on embedding socially conscious entrepreneurship within the life sciences sector, and Opportunity North East, a privately held regional development agency for the North East of Scotland.