Tipperary-based startup Envetec Sustainable Technologies has appointed former taoiseach Enda Kenny to its board.
Envetec is the world's first and only cleantech company with a validated technology which treats and eradicates biohazardous laboratory waste and material.
The company has also appointed four other new board members.
These include Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, Eva Pisa, a former senior Vice President of Roche Diagnostics, Imogen Joss, a former president of S&P Global Market Intelligence and Platts, and now Chair of Grant Thornton UK LLP and James Connelly, CEO of My Green Lab.
"We have identified five outstanding independent directors who have the right mix of leadership skills and experience underscored by a genuine, collective passion for advancing best-in-class technologies that benefit the environment and the economy," said Malcolm Bell, Chairman and CEO of Envetec.
"Our GENERATIONS technology is fast emerging as a significant disruptor, transforming the way in which we treat biohazardous laboratory waste," Mr Bell said.
"With these new additions to the Board, Envetec is strongly positioned across the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical device, and food and beverage industries with an opportunity to impact the environmental footprint of the customers we serve," he added.