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European regulators have been operating rolling reviews of various late stage vaccine candidates as part of an effort to fast-track approval for effective vaccines

Britain has become the first developed country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine when its regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agen(...)

Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers have applied for emergency use in Europe.

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are both in line for January launches of their Covid-19 vaccines in Europe after they applied for emergency EU approval on(...)

Dr Andrey Shkoporov at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre in UCC: has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship,  Photograph: Clare Keogh

The human body contains trillions of viruses known as bacteriophages, which attack and live inside bacteria that form part of the human gut – the mix (...)

Keeping a close eye on employee sentiment is crucial as remote working becomes the norm. Photograph: iStock

Even before the pandemic, Twitter was working towards a more decentralised workforce. As part of the battle for talent, it wanted “people to work fro(...)

The Janssen Sciences Ireland campus in Cork. The LEED green building at the site includes charging stations for up to 22 electric cars.

Leading companies have doubled down on environmental sustainability this year. Environmental sustainability goes right to the core of United States co(...)

Drug procurement contracts are always confidential and companies rarely disclose commercial information. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Earlier this year, Sandra Gallina, the Italian bureaucrat in charge of buying coronavirus vaccines for the EU, appeared in front of the European parli(...)

If vaccines stop 90% of infection, herd immunity is realisable. File photograph: Getty

The northern hemisphere faces a bleak winter of rising Covid-19 cases, but signals that two rapidly engineered vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna work on (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said  he is ‘very optimistic’ that those most at risk will be able to be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2021. File photograph: David Cheskin/PA

How are the various Covid-19 vaccines progressing? There are two vaccine front-runners at the moment - namely the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Mod(...)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7bn (€4.8bn) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter. File photograph: Getty

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7 billion (€4.8 billion) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, as the billionaire(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed  a new agreement to buy up to 405m doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

The EU has struck a deal for up to 405 million doses of German biotech firm CureVac’s potential Covid-19 vaccine, the head of the EU executive said on(...)

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