A new €5 million research centre which will see industry and academia collaborate on specific health projects was officially launched today.The Applie(...)

Gaia Dempsey, managing director of DAQRI International, speaking to students at a Smart Futures talk

Managed by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in partnership with Engineers Ireland, the Smart Futures programme is aimed at promoting science, technolo(...)

Robert J. Coury, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Mylan told investors he may sweeten the company’s cash-and-stock offer for  Perrigo, which has rejected Mylan’s most recent offer of $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan shares for each Perrigo share. (Photograph: Mannie Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Mylan’s chairman told investors he may sweeten the company’s cash-and-stock offer for Irish headquartered Perrigo by adding terms to reduce the risk (...)

A   woman runs past Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta’s logo in front of the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not ful(...)

Dash is a wireless in-ear headphone . . . packed inside is a music player, 4 gigabytes of storage, a microphone to take phone calls and sensors that monitor your position, heart rate and body temperature.

Forget “wearables”, and even “hearables”. The next big thing in mobile devices is “disappearables”.Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interes(...)

Swiss drug maker reported first-quarter profits beating estimates with operating income of $3.55 billion. Photograph: Reuters.

Novartis, the world’s biggest drugmaker by sales, reported first-quarter profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the company begins to benefit from a(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

UCD Smurfit School staff Dr Virginia Stewart, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh,  Dr Virpi Turkulainen, Dr Julie Byrne, Dr Roisin Vize and Dr Jury Gualandris. Picture Jason Clarke Photography.

Trinity College has appointed a chief operating officer. Geraldine Ruane, who filled the role on an interim basis since the start of 2014, has been co(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi and Novartis have the three top new drugs set to reach the market in 2015, among 11 products each with $1 billion-plus sa(...)

AstraZeneca may have a second chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatmentan after a study showed an experimental combination of lung drugs improved breathing function. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AstraZeneca said an experimental combination of lung drugs improved breathing function, potentially giving the UK firm its second chronic obstructive (...)