Finding a Better Way in Oral Care

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Our Story

IR Scientific is an oral care company creating unique inorganic polymers that allow us to control a number of important variables. We encourage the body to heal itself while reducing the impact on your body or the planet.

IR was born of a passion for better-than-traditional patient treatments and improving lives. We are focused on the development of cosmetic and preventive oral health products and commercialize ion release materials for specific roles in consumer and professional oral health and cosmetics.

Give us a challenge. We’ll find a solution.

  • Roar Askheim

    Chief Financial Officer

    Business modelling and transaction specialist. Key team member on the sale of Ocean Nutrition Inc. to DSM for $560M. CFO and key negotiator at Ascenta Health for its sale to Nature’s Way for an undisclosed amount.

  • Andrew Doyle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Founding partner of Extreme Group, one of Canada’s top ten advertising agencies. Co-founder and CEO of Oris4 an enterprise content management company.

  • Dr. Kathleen MacDonald

    Product Development Engineer

    With a degree in biological engineering and PhD in biomedical engineering, Kathleen’s research has focused on the design and evaluation of ion release from degradable bioactive glasses.

  • Cliff Thompson

    Head of Commercialization & Marketing

    Cliff is an international advertising industry executive holding roles including creative director, managing partner and president. He has produced results focused work for global brands for over 20 years and across sectors, including consumer packaged goods, health and biotechnology.

Directors and Advisors

  • Peter Saladin

    Head of Environmental Sustainability (Diagnostics)

    Prior to moving into sustainability Peter was Global Head of Diagnostics Licensing with Roche. Peter bring a valuable set of skills and experience to IR Scientific, especially in the structure and terms on global technology licensing and intellectual property acquisition. Peter’s career with Roche has spanned more than 20 years working in areas such as finance, operations and as CFO of Roche Operations in California, Norway, Peru and Colombia. “I am excited to work with such a motivated and innovative group of people at IR Scientific. We are truly involved in the development of products that will improve the quality of life of millions of people.”

  • Ian Talmage

    Senior Advisor
    Global Strategic Marketing
    Bayer Pharma

    Ian brings more than 40 years of marketing and business experience to IR Scientific as an Advisor to our company. His career has seen him head up global marketing at companies like Astra Hassle (prior to the merger of Astra with Zeneca) and Novartis before moving to Bayer. His depth of knowledge of product commercialization and marketing will be invaluable to IR Scientific. “I am inspired by the IR Scientific team and our determination to address challenges head on. This is an opportunity where I can contribute to important work in the area of oral health and beyond.”

  • Dr. Andrew Kurban

    Andrew has been a practicing dentist since 1983. Since then he has spent many years teaching and mentoring at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Andrew’s years of experience as a practicing dentist and teacher offer IR Scientific unique insight into the needs and expectations of clinicians as well as their patients.

  • Peter Hickey

    Executive Director

    CEO of Adaptiiv Medical Technologies, Peter brings a deep knowledge of the medical device and software worlds to the IR Board. In addition to steering Adaptiiv to a critical FDA and leading sales in 10 countries in under 3 years

  • Daniel Boyd

    Co Founder & Scientific Advisor

    Co-founder ABK BioMedical, Covina Biomedical. Globally recognized research scientist in bio-active glasses. Holder or contributor to more than 200 patented formulations of bioglass.

Our Science

Our uniquely engineered biomaterials are suited to a variety of applications in oral health. The inorganic polymers we create encourage the body’s own healing processes. Once they fulfil their function each of our biomaterials degrade fully in water.

  • Controllable and variable particle size for full tubule occlusion

  • Promotes the precipitation of fluoride containing apatite for more acid resistant teeth

  • Minimal biological or environmental impacts

  • Zero residual material – we deposit what the body needs and disappear

  • Controlled abrasion via particle size and shapes – irregular and abrasive to smooth spheres

  • Easy to manufacture and scalable production

  • Established processes for regulatory approvals in global jurisdictions in including the FDA


Creating a Revolution in Oral Care

Sensi-IP is designed to be added to consumer and professional oral care applications such as pastes (OTC and prescription), varnishes, oral rinses, mouthwashes or other novel products.

Tooth sensitivity solved

Sensi-IP has solved the problems with today’s best sensitivity treatments, and is engineered to address clinical and consumer issues related to tooth sensitivity:

  • Perfect particle size for full tubule occlusion
  • Precipitates acid-resistant fluorapatite
  • Low abrasion suitable for every day use
  • Non-staining
  • Sustained fluoride release up to 24 hours
  • Degrades completely

Sensi-IP is the answer to tooth sensitivity.

Today’s sensitivity treatments

IR Scientific worked with dental professionals to create a list of shortcomings with today’s sensitivity treatments:

  • Too abrasive
  • Limited occlusion
  • Limited remineralization capacity
  • Limited long-term effectiveness
  • Billions have been spent trying to make old solutions work
  • Billions have been spent trying to out-market the market leader

Sensitivity toothpaste marketing has outpaced innovation, leaving significant opportunity for technological advancement.

More On Sensi-IP

  • Environmentally sound – completely degrades in water; much lower energy required for production (versus competitive inorganic polymers)
  • Raw materials abundant and readily available
  • Costs of goods are comparable or better than current competitive toothpaste ingredients
  • Easily scalable production
  • Can manufacture anywhere in the world

Our Vision

Find a Better Way.

IR Scientific is focused on the development of cosmetic and preventive oral health products. We make the world better by creating unique compositions of matter to help the body heal itself, feel better and look better while doing as little damage to the planet as possible.



Our oral care ingredients offer better solutions in health and healing, pharmaceutical efficacy and delivery, among other oral health applications. We strive to create ingredients as good for the planet as they are for our customers and patients. To ensure broad access to the power of our ingredients, we design lower cost or competitively priced products that perform better than comparable ingredients.



Contact our CEO, Andrew Doyle, to hear more or download a copy of our one-page Opportunity Overview.

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