Some of Boston Scientific and the CRT engineers in the Galway workshop testing new emergency ventilator components: Tim O Connor, Joe Casey (obscured), Martin Hynes, John Wallace, Garreth Casserly and Dan O Donnell.

A team of engineers and specialists in medical devices gathered in Galway are finalising the prototype of an emergency ventilator for use in treating (...)

‘These funding programmes are provided in areas such as research and development, training, employment and capital investment.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The life science sector was the big winner in the €96.2 million provided in grants to industry by the IDA last year. New figures released by the IDA (...)

Halo Business Angel Network in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

Monday, February 3rd Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Viacom. Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing PMI(...)

Modular Automation has acquired 8 acres of land in Shannon to expand its current facility

A Co Clare-based company which supplies products to medical technology businesses plans to expand its workforce by 100 staff in the coming three years(...)

Irish rugby fans in Yokohama in November: Club Travel sales this year were boosted by the Rugby World Cup, which was held in Japan.  File photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Ireland’s largest independently-owned travel company, Club Travel, has bought one of its main rivals. Dublin-based Atlas Travel is ranked third in t(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

East German border guards look through a hole in the Berlin Wall after demonstrators pulled down the segment at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/File/AP Photo

Thirty years ago today the Berlin Wall fell. At the time it was widely thought that the main economic beneficiaries of the collapse of communism would(...)

Stryker, which in 2018 denied reports linking it to Boston Scientific, said the acquisition will strengthen its trauma and extremities business ‘in among the fastest growing segments in orthopaedics’.

US medical device maker Stryker is to buy smaller rival Wright Medical in a deal worth $5.4 billion (€4.85 billion) including debt as it seeks to boos(...)

The Boston Scientific plant in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Irish business of Boston Scientific and a number of overseas subsidiaries last year paid out a dividend of $1.14 billion (€1 billion). The leadin(...)

The Intel facility at Leixlip, Co  Dublin. The company, along with  C&C, Allegion, Intel, Norwegian Air, RB, Saint Gobain Group, Amazon, American Airlines, Visa and Twitter, will be posting their results on Thursday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Xerox. Indicators: German PPI (Sep). Meetings: CPL Resources agm (William Fry, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2);(...)

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