In 1966, scientists made a huge breakthrough in nanomedicine. They found they could miniaturise a submarine and its crew and inject it into a patient’(...)

Have you ever felt you needed to see a psychiatrist about your coffee-drinking habits? Thought not. But “caffeine-related disorders” are now includ(...)

A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The Health Services Executive is to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all health service facilities from next month. The decision w(...)

Alkermes chief executive Richard Pops. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Irish drug company Alkermes jumped over 10 per cent yesterday after it announced plans to seek US marketing approval for its experime(...)

It seems strange that GSK allowed events to culminate in a warning letter: its sense of urgency now in dealing with the problems is welcome.

Tomorrow is the deadline for GlaxosmithKline to inform the US Food and Drug Administration how it intends to ensure compliance with quality st(...)

GSK Ireland spokeswoman said last night that the company had triggered a product recall of the affected batches. Photograph: Getty

GlaxosmithKline has announced a product recall after the US Food and Drug Administration published a warning letter over conta(...)

ICON says its acquisition of Aptiv Solutions will enhance its capabilities in adaptive and medical device trials and in Japan.

Icon, the Dublin based provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has agreed t(...)

PTC Therapeutics said a committee of the European Medicines Agency recommended against a conditional approval to its drug for the treatment of a rare (...)

 X-Bolt Orthopaedics, founded by Dr Brian Thornes, has secured a €1.8 million investment to bring its hip fracture fixation product to a global market.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

Dublin-based X-Bolt Orthopaedics, a hip fracture fixation company, has secured €1.8 million in funding to bring the product to a global market. The fu(...)

Trustwater chief executive Edmond O’Reilly (centre) with The Irish Times InterTradeIreland 2013 Innovation Overall Winner Award. Also pictured (from left) are Thomas Hunter McGowan, chief executive of InterTradeIreland, Liam Kavanagh, managing director, The Irish Times, Kevin Keane (Trustwater) and Chris Horn, founder of IONA Technologies. photograph: arthur allison/pacemaker press

One of the most popular stands at this year’s Drinktec fair in Munich last September featured a breakthrough new cleaning and disinfection technology (...)