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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

    Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule

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GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

    GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

GW Plastics, an industry-leading healthcare injection moulding and contract manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Sligo, creating over 200 new jobs. GW Plastics  established its first European location with the

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

    Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used by a growing number of global customers in the scientific

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Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

    Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

Visiblegy Limited, a start-up tech company focused on the global pharmaceutical industry, is recruiting 11 new staff as part of investment plans that will more than quadruple its workforce. Visiblegy is

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Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

    Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Research Technical Paper. The paper, “Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy with Matching Frictions”, by Matija Lozej, investigates

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BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

    BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

BD, a leading global medical technology company, is to create 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The announcement was made as Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single

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McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

    McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

McArdle Skeath, one of Ireland’s leading supply chain management providers, has opened its new 12,500 sq m temperature controlled storage facility in Hollystown, Dublin 15. The supply chain facility represents

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€22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

    €22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

The European Commission has announced €22 million in funding for a new bio-economy research project to be led by Glanbia Ireland. The project, called AgriChemWhey, will receive €22 million in

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Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

    Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

Irish company, Diaceutics, the diagnostic commercialisation company that improves patient outcomes via better diagnostic testing, has raised €4.3 million in new mezzanine financing from two partners, WhiteRock Capital Partners and Silicon

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2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

    2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over 1,000 visitors from across the major industrial sectors in Ireland

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Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

    Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

Emerson is providing automation software and systems valued at US$ 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) to help train next-generation workers on

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Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

    Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

By John Whelan  International policy leaders attending the recent Bio Pharma Ambition conference in Dublin Castle were addressed by Dr Lorraine Nolan, the chief executive of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority

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MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

    MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs. Known as MSD Biotech, Dublin, the facility will be constructed

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NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

    NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has published its 2017 Annual Report, announcing substantial growth across all areas of research and training activity. 2017 was another excellent

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AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

    AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

Dan MacSweeney has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Irish biotechnology company AnaBio Technologies. Dan MacSweeney has served for 25 years as CEO of Carbery Group, an

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NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

    NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

Leveraging its strategic partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Northwell Health has announced two new partnership agreements with Irish companies Technopath Clinical Diagnostics and Salaso Health Solutions Limited. Northwell Health President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling were in

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Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

    Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The new centre will be home to Synexa’s global business development

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Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

    Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

Post Provided by Smart Factory. Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data entry stations with various screen options and full keyboard options

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Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

    Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

Irish entrepreneur, Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO of medical device company THEYA Healthcare has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Ciara is the only Irish

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OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

    OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

Irish wastewater Aeration company, OxyMem, was named for the second time in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech list 100 in San Fransisco on Tuesday.  OxyMem, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out

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AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

    AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, life-sciences startup Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited (GMI), and WuXi NextCODE, the global contract genomics organisation, launched a long-term strategic alliance on Monday to conduct population genomics research

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Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

    Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

The trend in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is shifting away from large, single-product facilities to smaller-scale, flexible, multiproduct facilities. This in turn is leading to greater equipment changeover efforts between campaigns/batches and

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Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

    Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced on Thursday awards of over €28 million for collaborative

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Carten’s New Sanitary Ball Valves – Sterile, Aseptic and Sanitary Valves for Biotech, Pharma, Food and Beverage Applications

    Carten’s New Sanitary Ball Valves – Sterile, Aseptic and Sanitary Valves for Biotech, Pharma, Food and Beverage Applications

Sanitary ball valves are generally used on the utility side of processing – for example caustics delivered to a CIP

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West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

    West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network,

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Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

    Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

Genetics company IdentiGEN announced on Friday, November 25, that 20 graduate and post-graduate jobs will be created as the company

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‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

    ‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

A survey conducted by Equinix found that Irish companies that have utilised the “Internet of Things” (IoT) reported a boost

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Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Dublin biotech company, Valitacell, was crowned the overall winner of the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition on Wednesday, 23 November.

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UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

    UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

Dublin-based Healthcare services provider UDG released preliminary results of their financial year on Thursday, November 24, which showed an 8%

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a

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Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

    Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

Dublin-headquartered medical device company Medtronic reported the financial results of its second quarter on Tuesday, November 22. The company reported

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Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

    Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched

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Medtech uni spin out wins £500k in funding

    Medtech uni spin out wins £500k in funding

A spin-out company from Queens University Belfast that specialises in medtech that can be used as diagnostic instruments has won

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Dublin startup scores €85 million funding for new approach to cancer therapy

    Dublin startup scores €85 million funding for new approach to cancer therapy

Carrick Therapeutics, a Dublin-based startup specialising in a unique approach to cancer therapies, has launched having secured $95 (€85) million

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Irish owned Team Horizon expands to the U.S.

Team Horizon, the global life-science services firm, has expanded its global footprint with the announcement of a new office in

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Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

    Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

Biotechnology company Amgen, which yesterday unveiled its €260m facility in Dún Laoghaire, has launched two science education courses aimed at

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