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Researchers at UCD Lead Development of New Urine Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

    Researchers at UCD Lead Development of New Urine Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to

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New Transatlantic Partnership to Make Childbirth Safer For Mother and Baby

    New Transatlantic Partnership to Make Childbirth Safer For Mother and Baby

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, has announced a strategic R&D partnership between Raydiant Oximetry, Inc., a medical device start-up based in Mountain View, California, and

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100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

    100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

IQVIA, a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services, has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Dublin. The new roles at IQVIA’s Dublin East Point Campus

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Research Study on New Skin Patch Treatment For Peanut Allergy Shows Increased Tolerance to Peanuts

The results of a research study on a new skin patch treatment for peanut allergy have been released. The results of the study show that the skin patch can help

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The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

    The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

MediSieve, a UK-based medical device organisation developing ‘magnetic blood filtration’ – a ground-breaking treatment for blood-borne diseases which filters pathogens directly from the bloodstream – is receiving two grants from

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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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AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

    AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

A researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology has made meaningful strides in stent technology through her work with polymer and biodegradable medical devices. Originally from China, Dr Yuanyuan Chen (pictured)

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HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

    HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

Irish digital health technology company HealthBeacon has officially opened its newly expanded Irish headquarters in Dublin 12. HealthBeacon has been on an upward trajectory since founding in 2014, with 2018

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Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

    Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

A research team from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin has found that Irish heather honey is quite literally buzzing with health benefits. The findings showed that there was

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Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

    Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

Elaine Leahy, David O’Donovan, Daniel Crowley, Ryan Breen, Michael Ahern, Brian Fitzpatrick and Colm Nicholl, students from Cork Institute of Technology, have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of

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New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

    New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

Eight indigenous MedTech specialist companies have formed an innovative business cluster to promote Ireland as a global centre of excellence for the industry. The Atlantic MedTech Cluster is one of

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UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

    UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), has opened Ireland’s first in-hospital Knowledge Transfer (KT) Offices. The KT Offices

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New Research Programme at UCD to Focus on Improving Survival Rates of Children and Teens Affected by Cancers of the Blood

    New Research Programme at UCD to Focus on Improving Survival Rates of Children and Teens Affected by Cancers of the Blood

University College Dublin (UCD), the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), and the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) Crumlin have announced the appointment of Jonathan Bond to the newly established Brendan

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New University College Dublin Centre Focused on Maternal and Fetal Health Research Launched

    New University College Dublin Centre Focused on Maternal and Fetal Health Research Launched

University College Dublin (UCD) has launched the new UCD Perinatal Research Centre based at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin. The aim of the Centre, within the UCD School of Medicine, is to

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Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

    Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

Over 96% of the lens volume produced by Bausch + Lomb, the global eye care specialist, at its plant in Waterford has been developed by the facility’s in-house R&D Laboratory,

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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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Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

    Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

Diaceutics, the Irish company helping patients to receive potentially lifesaving medicine through better diagnostic testing, has announced a collaboration with computer hardware manufacturer Lenovo, and chip manufacturer Intel. The collaboration

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UCD and Genomics Medicine Ireland launch largest Irish study on genomics in health and fitness

    UCD and Genomics Medicine Ireland launch largest Irish study on genomics in health and fitness

University College Dublin’s Institute for Sport and Health has partnered with Irish life-sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd (GMI), to launch Ireland’s first large-scale study into the role of genetics in fitness

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Irish Medtech company commences work with the NHS

    Irish Medtech company commences work with the NHS

Innovation Zed, an Irish medtech company, today announced that it has commenced working with the NHS in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, England. The collaboration sees the company’s novel insulin pen

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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