Both parties expected Addyi to hit $1 billion in net sales in the first full seven quarters following its introduction

Investors in Sprout, the female libido pill maker bought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion last year, have said the company has failed to suc(...)

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Towards the end of 2011 I was in Australia with Def Leppard when I became sick. I remember seeing a “rock doc” at one of the gigs. Every promoter has (...)

Austin Duffy: ‘All these things that are happening in the book could happen to any of us and I hope it speaks to the human condition.’

Without cancer we would never have evolution, and it’s around the relationship between the two that US-based Irish oncologist Austin Duffy’s first nov(...)

Chanelle Group, founded by Michael Burke, is to create  175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations.

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations. Taoiseach Enda(...)

Anita Finnegan: “The FDA published a cybersecurity guidance document that outlined requirements for medical device manufacturers.”

The idea of a malevolent individual hacking a critical medical device may sound like the stuff of crime fiction, but it is well within the realms of p(...)

SecuRetract founder Conor O’Shea: his retractor, due to go on sale the start of 2017, is aimed at laparoscopic surgeons worldwide

Conor O’Shea is a postgraduate researcher at UCC with a penchant for invention. An engineer by training, O’Shea has come up with a new design for the (...)

Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

Slendertone has brought its ab-toning belt into the connected age with a Bluetooth version that connects to your smartphone. The electric muscle sti(...)

Neonatal EEG device cuts time needed to fit sensors to a baby’s head from an hour to two minutes, and it can be done by any member of the nursing staff on the ward

When Jim Roche attended his first workshop with Enterprise Ireland, he didn’t have a fledgling business plan to bring with him. The founder of medical(...)

AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot: ‘This acquisition complements our strategic focus on cardiovascular and metabolic disease.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s AstraZeneca has agreed to buy US biotech company ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion, pipping Swiss firm Actelion to the prize in the latest bout of (...)

Mainstay Medical chief executive  Peter Crosby estimates that there is a potential market for its device of more than two million people in the US and Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish company Mainstay Medical will seek regulatory approval in Europe for its chronic lower back pain device following clinical trial results that co(...)