Digitizing validation

We enable regulated organizations to move from paper-based validation to intelligent, digitized, paperless solutions.

And we do it through the ongoing development of a powerful, purpose-built software platform. In 2014, after 8 years of intensive software development, we launched the world’s most advanced validation software to help revolutionize the speed, precision, transparency and intelligence of validation in the Life Sciences sector. The solution is now used by some of the world’s leading Life Sciences companies.

Our new implementations range from a single validation process, in one location, to full deployments for multiple processes over many sites, with thousands of users; all supported by our teams in the US, Ireland and Switzerland. Our global operational headquarters and development teams are based in Ireland, and the company is listed on the TSX Exchange (TSX: KSI).

Bringing speed, intelligence, quality and compliance to where there was inefficiency, error and frustration

Helping life sciences move to end-to-end paperless validation was going to require the development of a very comprehensive, intelligent software platform. There were some basic software solutions available but nothing that could deliver a home-run. From day one we set out to create the ‘best-in-class’ solution. One that could 100% enable digitization and instigate a mass movement from the world of clunky paper-based validation. We were fortunate to assemble an outstanding development team in Ireland and to receive excellent advisory and financial support from our investment partners.

In 2014 the first, fully complete, fully tested model rolled out. It was an instant hit, is now used by some of the world’s leading life sciences companies and is quickly gaining acceptance as the top solution for the digital transformation of all commissioning, qualification and validation processes. It’s very satisfying to bring speed, intelligence, quality and compliance to an industry where there was inefficiency, error and frustration.

- Eddie Ryan, CEO, Kneat

Our Journey

An expert team is formed

After concept evaluation coding began in earnest, an expert team is then formed comprising some of Ireland’s most brilliant software developers and pharma experts. By 2008 interest in Kneat had grown, as Irish Government Innovation funding is secured.

Development intensifies

Iterative development results in many prototypes and beta releases. By 2014 over 900,000 lines of cutting-edge code is written, with Kneat becoming ISO 9001 certified. Kneat’s first customers begin deployment in late 2014, following eight years of development in total.

Strong growth 

Following the completion of a reverse takeover resulting in a public listing and large capital injection, in 2016 the first of many Tier One Biopharma companies completes deployment of Kneat globally. The following year, in an industry world first, a Tier One Biotech company uses Kneat to manage all facilities, utilities and equipment C&Q activities for a new 1 Billion USD plant construction. EU and US Sales Directors are appointed to support demand in European, US and Asian markets.

2018 - 2020

Kneat customers include the majority of the world’s Top 10 Life Sciences companies. Revenues and staff numbers growing fast year on year. Customers authoring case studies that report substantial benefits through use of Kneat Gx. Kneat becomes ISO 27001 certified and expands into new HQ offices to accommodate its fast-growing team.


Extensive industry experience matched with exceptional technical capability


Eddie Ryan

CEO, Co-Founder, Executive Director

Brian Ahearne

Chief Information Officer, Co-Founder

Kevin Fitzgerald

Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder, Executive Director

Hugh Kavanagh

Chief Financial Officer

Keith Holmes

Chief Technical Officer

Fiona McCarthy

Chief People and Culture Officer
Jacob Hahn Michelsen

Jacob Hahn Michelsen

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

Colum McNamara

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Non-executive Directors

Ian Ainsworth


Nutan Behki


Wade Dawe


Carol Leaman


Memberships & Accreditations


Kneat to Exhibit at INTERPHEX 2022

INTERPHEX has proven to be the place to find all of the State-of-the-Art Solutions you need to Cost Effectively Develop and Manufacture Quality Products.

Venue: Javits Center
Location: New York City, USA
Date: 24 May 2022


Talk to us

Find out how Kneat can make your validation easier, faster, and smarter.
Start your paperless validation revolution by speaking to our experts.

Europe: +353-61-203826
U.S: +1 888 88 KNEAT
Canada: +1 902 706 9074