Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

“As we wait for an increase in State spending, we can take comfort from the fact that many of these top 100 companies have a presence in Ireland”

There is a widely held view among scientists and researchers of all disciplines that if you invest money in research it will pay dividends. Discoverie(...)

Dominic CoyleShareholders in Irish-headquartered medical device business Covidien have overwhelmingly approved the proposed $48 billion acquisition of(...)

A worker assembles a Medtronic  Capsure Sense Lead, a device that is inserted into a heart pacemaker. US antitrust regulators have approved  Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien. Photo: Bloomberg

US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to (...)

Rian Staunton and his sister, Mei-Ling, look at a display in the Galway Science and Technology Festival Exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Try drawing a straight line through a mirror, cracking popcorn’s code and learning how to transform milk into plastic. Or taking cognitive tests, com(...)

 Workers put on gowns before entering a sterile environment where stent grafts and catheters are produced at the Medtronic assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Medtronic posted a quarterly profit that was in line with analyst expectations, helped by sales of new heart devices, and said its $42.9 billion purch(...)

Teleflex chairman and chief executive Benson Smith (second from left) with (from left) executive VP Liam Kelly, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

US medical devices company Teleflex has said that it plans to create a 100 high-skilled jobs over the next three years at its operation in Athlone, br(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

Embo Medical co-founders Wayne Allen, Colin Forde and Liam Mullins. photograph: aengus mc mahon
New innovators: Embo Medical

Embolisation is a procedure that shuts down blood flow to a diseased vessel or organ. For example, stopping the blood flow to a tumour. Worldwide, th(...)

EasyJet rallied 6.4 per cent to 1,459 pence sterling in London. The airline said it expects to report pretax profit of at least £575 million for the year ended September 30th. In Dublin, Ryanair added 2.52 per cent to close at €7.597. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

European stocks rebounded yesterday on better-than-expected jobs news from the US. Disappointment with the European Central Bank’s asset-buying(...)