Maria Meehan, Research manager, Fighting Blindness

Dr Shane Bergin School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin In 1999 I came to Trinity College Dublin to study for a degree in science and, excluding a f(...)

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 (...)

Foreign pharmaceuticals companies in China have struggled with regulatory problems in recent years, including more stringent approval requirements

US drugmaker Pfizer has halted vaccine sales in China after an import licence for one of its top-selling treatments expired, dealing a blow to the com(...)

Nora Khaldi and Emmet Browne of Dublin-based bioinformatics company Nuritas.

Irish start-up Nuritas has appointed former Pfizer regional president Emmet Browne as chief executive.Mr Browne was previously the managing director o(...)

Pfizer and Eli Lilly will resume a late-stage study testing their pain drug tanezumab after the US Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold (...)

Lipitor: the cholesterol-lowering drug that  had fallen 60 per cent in the year since it lost patent protection. Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg

For the workers at Pfizer’s Little Island plant, this has been a good week. Slated for closure in May 2013, the Cork facility had already had one repr(...)

Pfizer, which was one of the first pharmaceutical companies to locate to Ireland, employs more than 4,000 people across eight locations in Cork, Dublin and Kildare

Pfizer has reversed its decision to close its manufacturing facility at Little Island in Cork in a move that safeguards 160 jobs.The US pharmaceutical(...)

The acquisition is the latest in a spate of big pharma deals this year as many companies are strengthening their portfolios as old drugs go generic

AbbVie is to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world’s top-selling cancer drugs and expan(...)

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. Photograph: Macra na Feirme

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. The candidates are(...)

North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which represents local and multinational companies with a combined workforce of 9,300 people and includes food group Kerry, has found 86 per cent of its members have confidence in the Irish economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than four out of 10 companies in a chamber of commerce whose members include key employers such as microchip maker Intel and food group Kerry ha(...)