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DeepMind, the London-based subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has an AI that screens retinal scans for conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Photograph: iStock
Ten developments to watch out for

There are so many interesting and exciting digital and technology developments happening in the life sciences sector right now. We take a closer look(...)

First Lady Melania Trump reviews the Christmas decorations. Photograph: Andrea Hanks/The White House

In a Christmas tradition on its way to becoming as hotly anticipated as the annual release of the John Lewis ad, or a stony-faced five-year-old explai(...)

The EU needs to work to make patent protection fairer. It works well for big pharma at present, but not quite so well for patients.  Photograph: iStock

At the international Aids conference earlier this week a UK academic used a chart to point out the profits and tax-avoidance practices of pharmaceutic(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump depart after speaking to the news media in the Rose Garden of the White House

US markets rallied yesterday after the European Union agreed to concessions that appear to have averted a deepening trade war. At an unscheduled press(...)

The drug Truvada   came off patent in July last year, but its Irish exclusivity was extended until 2020 by a supplementary protection certificate. Photograph: Getty Images

Biopharmaceutical giant Gilead has been unsuccessful in a European court in a row that could ultimately lead to affordable access to a drug used in th(...)

Up to 25,000 new pharma jobs could be created in Ireland if the EU changes the rules on manufacturing of medicines for markets outside the member states

Ryanair said this morning that its profits rose 10 per cent to € 1.45 billion in the 12 months ended March 31st 2018. However, the airline warned that(...)

David Cadogan and Killian MacDonald of Gilead Sciences:  firm has invested more than €190 million in its Irish business since first opening here in 1999.

Gilead Sciences has opened a new €9.5 million facility at its Cork plant. The biopharma giant says the new quality control lab at the Carrigtwohill s(...)

Intel bought Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion. Photograph: AFP Photo / Kimihiro Hoshinokimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images
The key sectors

In what was another very strong year for Irish mergers and acquisition activity, there was little change in the sectoral profile, with healthcare, foo(...)

Pfizer, which makes erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra, raised the average wholesale price of 148 drugs by between 6 and 13.5 per cent.

Pharma firms have imposed price rises of several times the rate of inflation on more than 1,000 products in the United States, a new year move that ri(...)

The new blindness treatment has kick-started a debate about the cost of pioneering drugs. Photograph: iStock

Spark Therapeutics says it will charge $850,000 (€707,182) for its new gene therapy for blindness, making it the most expensive drug on the market and(...)

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