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NUIG secures €100k for breast cancer research

    NUIG secures €100k for breast cancer research

An NUI Galway scientist has secured €100,000 in funding to advance breast cancer research. The allocation has been approved by research charity Breast Cancer Now. NUIG’s Lambe Institute for Transitional

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€8.2m available for environmental research from EPA

    €8.2m available for environmental research from EPA

The EPA has launched its annual research call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems. The 2017 research calls have a particular focus on the

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€7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

    €7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

Fifteen new research projects in the area of healthcare have collectively been allocated €7.6m in funding. The money from the Health Research Board will be used to probe a range

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Galway research receives commercialisation support

    Galway research receives commercialisation support

Galway research projects on Parkinson’s disease and antimicrobial resistant infections are among those set to receive commercialisation funding. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has announced funding

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United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin HQ

    United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin HQ

Pharmaceutical wholesaler United Drug has announced a €40 million investment in technology and innovation at its headquarters at Citywest in Dublin. The company employs more than 650 staff across its

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Irish firm wins award for solution that kills superbugs

    Irish firm wins award for solution that kills superbugs

Fatal superbugs that have contributed to the deaths of patients and to outbreaks in Irish hospitals face a new enemy in the form of an award-winning antimicrobial solution. DIT Grangegorman

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Amryt to begin Phase 3 trial of drug to treat rare disorder

    Amryt to begin Phase 3 trial of drug to treat rare disorder

Amryt Pharma has announced the commencement of “EASE”, the Phase 3 clinical trial of AP101 which offers a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa (“EB”). Currently there is no known cure

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TILDA awarded €10 million for ageing research

    TILDA awarded €10 million for ageing research

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), will get a  €10 million  cash injection over the next 5 years from the Health Research Board (HRB) to fund its research on

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GMI Launch Genomic Research on Rare Disorders

    GMI Launch Genomic Research on Rare Disorders

Irish life-sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd. (GMI) announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases (ACoRD)

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CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

    CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

CÚRAM Investigator Dr. Martin O’Halloran has been awarded a second European Research Council (ERC) grant of €150,000 to support the development of a new medical device for the treatment of

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ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

    ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

ARCH, the Centre for Applied Research for Connected Health, announced on Wednesday the launch of a collaborative study to assess the feasibility of collecting clinical trial data remotely within a

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Heart Pumping Robotic Sleeve Developed by Galway Researcher

    Heart Pumping Robotic Sleeve Developed by Galway Researcher

An innovative soft robotic sleeve that helps hearts to beat has been developed by researchers including Dr. Ellen Roche of National University of Ireland Galway, according to research published on

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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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UCC Awarded Gold Medal for Potential Tropical Disease Vaccine

UCC’s Limited Lactis team was awarded a gold medal recently at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston. More than 600 teams from top universities across the globe,

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BD to Build R&D Centre in Limerick

    BD to Build R&D Centre in Limerick

Medical Technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced on Friday that it plans to open a research and development centre in Limerick, creating about 100 jobs. The €21 million

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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, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims

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UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

    UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People (TEAM), a new €4 million research and training network focused on developing new technologies to support the provision of mental health services for

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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 €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of

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Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

    Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 from a consortium of Irish investors to fund research into the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis extracts. The Irish pharmaceutical start-up, founded in 2015, has

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NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

    NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

New research published in the Open Biology journal by researchers at NUI Galway has shown that the anti-cancer gene TP53 has more tools to fight cancer than previously thought. The

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Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

    Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

The Irish Government, both north and south of the border, has indicated an intent to work together with the biopharma industry to grow talent, competitiveness and innovation across the whole

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

    AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

Valeria Nicolosi, researcher at the SFI-funded AMBER materials science research centre at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a €2.5m ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of

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APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

    APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

Pharmaceutical research giant APC is to open its new headquarters in Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin, with 100 new high-skill jobs to be created over the next 18 months. Having been

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IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

    IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

A new four-year strategy designed to consolidate Ireland’s position as a hub for medtech companies has been unveiled by the

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Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

    Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations, with

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Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

    Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic may have made a breakthrough that could one day expand our lifespan by as much

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Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

    Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

A pioneering partnership between private sector companies and the health service to develop groundbreaking Irish healthcare products and research and

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Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

    Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

The Instruments Division of Stryker Corporation officially opened its new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork. The centre, which features unique

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CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

    CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

CyberColloids was set up in 2002 by four founding members with a vision to provide outsourcing of every aspect of

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Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

    Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

In a wonderful bout of nominative determinism, Cyrus Doctor has won the Clinical Innovation Award for his “Seamless Stitches” device,

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2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

    2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

It was nearly a total victory for Irish researchers at this year’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Awards (MSCA), held in Luxembourg City last

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Fresh hope for Irish blood cancer patients with €2.2m research investment launched by Minister English

    Fresh hope for Irish blood cancer patients with €2.2m research investment launched by Minister English

A new national clinical research network has been launched yesterday by Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation, which will bring

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US company signs option with DCU on cancer treatment

    US company signs option with DCU on cancer treatment

US company Vaccinogen has signed an agreement with Dublin City University giving the firm a two-year option on acquiring a

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UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

    UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

University College Dublin (UCD) and IBM have struck a deal that will see the pair collaborate on developing the latest

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130 pharma jobs in Dublin and Cork with Pfizer investment

    130 pharma jobs in Dublin and Cork with Pfizer investment

Pfizer is bringing 130 new jobs to sites across Dublin and Cork, which will bring its total employee base in

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140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

    140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

Grifols is investing around €90m in a new operations facility in Dublin, bringing 140 jobs to the region. The facility,

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Mediterranean diet good for health?

    Mediterranean diet good for health?

Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork and University of Naples Federico II have shown that a

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Nexvet Secures Biomanufacturing Facility in Tullamore

    Nexvet Secures Biomanufacturing Facility in Tullamore

Tullamore, Ireland – September 16th 2015. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English today announced that Nexvet Biopharma (Nasdaq:

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€5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

    €5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

Healthcare services in Ireland could be transformed as a result of research conducted at the new Connected Health Technology Centrelaunched

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9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

    9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

It is being heralded as one of the biggest shake-ups to science and innovation in our time, and this week

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SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership

    SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership

The Wellcome Trust awards Centre status to programmes that they expect to catalyse and enable world-leading research and innovation in

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Cancer Care West to extend support for patients and families

    Cancer Care West to extend support for patients and families

Service provides assistance for people undergoing cancer treatment   Community-based charity Cancer Care West is to extend support for cancer

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HSE to have ‘limited scope’ for new investment in 2015

    HSE to have ‘limited scope’ for new investment in 2015

Health body to maintain current service level with little room for ‘new developments’   The health budget for next year

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Polio vaccine discoverer Dr Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday marked by Google

    Polio vaccine discoverer Dr Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday marked by Google

Google has marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Jonas Salk, an American virologist who discovered and developed

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MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

    MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

For the 1,058 remaining Mars hopefuls, worrying news came for their chances of short-term survival after MIT published a detailed

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Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

    Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

Often used as a treatment for bacterial infections in the intestines, faecal matter, or poo to you and me, is

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Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

    Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

A team of researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have made a giant leap towards establishing effective treatment for

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Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

    Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his

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NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

    NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

In a bid to bring astronauts to Mars who could last the months-long journey, US space agency NASA is looking

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Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

    Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

In what is reminiscent of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, surgeons at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City

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Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

    Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

Researchers at the University of Queensland have pulled unlikely inspiration in their ground-breaking work developing advanced new cameras that can

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Bacterial ‘communication system’ could be used to stop the spread of cancer cells

    Bacterial ‘communication system’ could be used to stop the spread of cancer cells

Cancer, while always dangerous, truly becomes life-threatening when cancer cells begin to spread to different areas throughout the body. Now,

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Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

    Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

Ireland’s Government is to invest €5m over the next five years in a new Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) that

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Researchers developing pitch-side concussion detector

    Researchers developing pitch-side concussion detector

Researchers in the UK are attempting to obtain a better understanding of sports-related concussions by developing a detector that could

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Scientists reveal body’s infection fighters chatter a lot

    Scientists reveal body’s infection fighters chatter a lot

The best defense is a good offense, especially when it comes to the immune system. The troops that respond to

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Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new vaccine regimens

    Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new vaccine regimens

One shot of an experimental vaccine made from two Ebola virus gene segments incorporated into a chimpanzee cold virus vector

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UCC scientists developing multi-use vaccine patch

    UCC scientists developing multi-use vaccine patch

Scientists from University College Cork (UCC) have developed a micro-needle patch that lowers the amount of vaccine needed for the

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Galway based firm to develop “Life saving” drones

    Galway based firm to develop “Life saving” drones

A Galway couple’s start-up has developed technology that will transform aerial drones from weapons of war into life-saving devices that

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