Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships. The funding, whic(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships.The funding, which is bei(...)

France is going out on a limb with a plan to push the use of cheap copies of biotech drugs, triggering alarm among companies in Europe’s second(...)

 “The decision of certain public authorities to promote off-label medicines raises the question as to what would happen if the use of such drugs gave rise to patient safety concerns. Given the negative consequences for private companies which promote off-label medicines, it would be interesting to see whether these public authorities would face similar liability.”

Concerns raised during the recent inquest into the tragic death of Bimbo Onanuga have again highlighted the potential difficulties arising from the u(...)

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A worker  outside a Merck facility in  New Jersey, US, yesterday.  The  drugmaker  will eliminate  8,500 of its 81,000 global workforce  in its latest revamp. Photograph: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

Merck, taking a cue from rival drugmakers that have slashed research spending to bolster earnings, has said it plans to cut annual operating costs by(...)

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi: Italian equities dropped, with the country’s banks among the biggest fallers, while bond yields rose after members of Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party warned they would bring down the government if the former prime minister is expelled from parliament over a recent conviction. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

European stocks fell for the first time in three days amid political wrangling in Italy. Italian equities dropped, with the country’s banks among the (...)

Amgen employs about 250 people in Dublin in two sites in Dun Laoghaire andSantry.

US pharmaceutical group Amgen is to acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals in a $10.4 billion (€7.8bn) deal that gives Amgen access to a rapidly expanding cance(...)

Ryanair, in line with the  travel and leisure space generealy, had a remarkable day, finishing up nearly 4 per cent. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Global equity markets and crude oil rose yesterday as investors snapped up riskier assets at the start of a new quarter after data showed US manufactu(...)

Pablo Legorreta, chief executive and founder of Royalty Pharma

Pablo Legorreta is down but not out. The man behind the high profile and often crabby campaign to acquire Ireland’s largest indigenous pharma group El(...)