Prof Robert Bowman: “Our technology could be used in any analytical environment from medicine to food security to gas detection. It’s very exciting because we’ve got a unique product that we one day want to become a globally recognised product that has been made in Belfast.”

Angel investors may come in all shapes and sizes in Northern Ireland but few can claim to have successfully taken an idea from a physics lab to the Lo(...)

Dr David Finn and Mark Rafferty of    Amatech Group Ltd: “What we have been able to do is almost defy the laws of physics.”

Amatech Most people with a Visa debit card will be familiar with contactless payment technology. In Ireland it allows Visa debit cardholders to pay bi(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory  in Belfast. The firm  is actively seeking 18 voluntary redundancies at its Belfast operations.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

The world’s “largest science lesson” will take place today at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast as part of an initiative to inspire children to become the (...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory based in Belfast. The company was acquired by Oxford Instruments last year

Oxford Instruments, the London-listed tech company, which acquired Belfast-based Andor Technology last year, warned of a nearly 26 per cent fall in f(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory based in Belfast. The company was acquired by Oxford Instruments earlier this year

Oxford Instruments, the London-listed tech company, which completed the acquisition of Belfast-based Andor Technology earlier this year, said it expe(...)

 A worker at the Andor Technology factory based in Belfast:  The company, which designs and manufactures high technology tools and systems for research and industry was the first commercial spinoff from Oxford University. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Oxford Instruments, the London-listed technology company, has declared its £176 million offer for west Belfast-based Andor Technology, as “wholly unco(...)

The new Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, based at Altnagelvin Hospital, intends to focus on personalised medicine approaches to managing chronic diseases – adapting healthcare for specific patients. Photograph: Nigel McDowell

Not wanting to return to work after the Christmas holidays is a pretty common affliction at this time of year. But not being able to go to work becaus(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory in the high-performance digital camera production clean room. The former Queen’s University spin-out floated in 2004. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

It is not quite Wall Street but Northern Ireland’s only financial trading room does a pretty good job of capturing the excitement and nail-biting pace(...)

Andor, the Belfast-based specialist digital camera maker, has received an increased share offer from Oxford Instruments. Oxford announced a revised of(...)

 A worker at the Andor Technology factory in Belfast.  Andor employs over 300 people in 16 bases worldwide. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Belfast-based Andor Technology has declined an offer from British-based Oxford Instruments saying it is disappointed with the bid price but adding the(...)