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Medtronic’s HVAD System and associated accessory brought in revenue of $141 million in the fiscal year 2021. Photograph: iStock

Medtronic said on Thursday it was stopping the distribution and sale of its heart device HVAD System due to safety concerns. The decision comes after(...)

 Members of the SL Controls team Deirdre Loughlin, Paul Clarke, Shane Loughlin, Keith Moran (CEO), Darragh McMorrow and Norma Mulligan

After almost two decades in business, this year Keith Moran of SL Controls hired the company’s first fully remote worker. Now he wants to take on many(...)

Padraig Maher, Marie Therese Maher and Barry McCann of Nua Surgical. Photograph: Philip Magowan / PressEye

About 29 million babies are delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) every year, making it the most frequently performed major surgery in the world.(...)

People charge their cell phones and warm up inside a vehicle near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday. Photograph: New York Times

A severe winter storm engulfing Texas and nearby states was the type of extreme weather event that climate change is triggering, rejecting assertions (...)

Irish-based medtech and life sciences companies have been heavily involved in the development of Covid-19 testing kits

Despite its small size, Ireland has always punched well above its weight. The coronavirus crisis has only served to underscore this assessment; we ma(...)

 A woman waves an American flag as president Trump supporters watch the presidential debate at the Trump Victory Campaign center in Katy, Texas. Photograph:  Mark Felix/AFPGetty Images

In many ways Texas epitomises a certain idea of America – a land of cowboys and Stetsons, and a tradition of proud small-government individualism. Th(...)

It will be the first time the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, and US president Donald Trump  face each other on the debate stage. Photographs: Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski/ AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are due to arrive in Ohio on Tuesday, ahead of the first presidential debate of the 2020 (...)

Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

A nurse checks a woman’s temperature before a Covid-19 test at a military hospital in the town of El-Hamma, in Tunisia’s southwestern Gabes governorate on on Wednesday, as cases of novel coronavirus infections surge there. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 cases surpassed 24 million worldwide with India seeing a record spike and South Korea, Italy and France reporting the most new daily infectio(...)

Shares in Ryanair climbed  3% in Dublin. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European equity markets ended lower on Thursday, with resource stocks suffering the most, while an aggressive growth strategy from the US Federal Rese(...)

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