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The Seek Engineering module developed for sixth-class primary-school students is designed to stimulate an interest and understanding of what engineers do.

Global biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie is playing its part in promoting a greater uptake of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects (...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD The Irish Times presenting The Irish Times Innovation 2016 overall award to Eamonn Boland, Barry Lunn, Marie Bourke, Valerie Somers and Denver Humphrey of Arralis

Limerick IT firm Arralis, which has developed a powerful radar and communications system for commercial use has won the overall ‘Innovation of the Ye(...)

AbbVie’s net revenue for the second quarter rose 17.8 per cent to $6.45 billion. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Drugmaker AbbVie posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by demand for flagship drug Humira, and raised its earnings forecast(...)

Simon Nugent, chief executive of the Private Hospitals Association:  “This is all about what we do for the patient.”

The Future Health Summit is a unique event on the Irish healthcare calendar in that it brings together all strands of the sector from the pharmaceutic(...)

The Obama administration has  blocked several big telecoms deals in a bid to protect competition. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US companies have abandoned $370 billion of large deals since President Barack Obama came into power in 2009, after regulators in his administration b(...)

Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the United States and Europe’s five top markets as much as €98 billion by(...)

Painting teamwork: AbbVie staff carrying out refurbishing work at St Joseph’s Special School, Sligo AbbVie staff doing refurbishment work at St Joseph’s Special School in Sligo

There are many ways to develop teamwork. Crédit Agricole Credit Insurance (CACI) has 14 nationalities among its 106 employees and the company believe(...)

 Shire has been focusing on acquiring companies with treatments for rare conditions. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shire, the pharmaceutical company based in Dublin, is in advanced talks to acquire Baxalta for about $32 billion (€29.5 billion) in cash and stock, ex(...)

AstraZeneca agreed to buy a 55 per cent stake in Acerta Pharma for $4 billion to gain a potential blockbuster cancer medicine.

AstraZeneca agreed to buy a 55 per cent stake in Acerta Pharma for $4 billion to gain a potential blockbuster cancer medicine. The UK’s second-large(...)

Dr Jim Sullivan, vice-president of pharmaceutical discovery at AbbVie: “It is important in basic research to have the talent working well together.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s got talent in scientific research, but we need to keep investing it to attract even more. That’s according to Dr Jim Sullivan of global biop(...)

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