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Identigen’s technology combines DNA and data analytics to provide an evidence-based animal traceability solution.

Irish food safety and traceability company Identigen has been acquired by Merck subsidiary MSD Animal Health in a multimillion-euro deal. Financial d(...)

Drugmaker Merck on Friday said it plans to advance an antiviral treatment for Covid-19 into large studies in the coming weeks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Drugmaker Merck on Friday said it plans to advance an antiviral treatment for Covid-19 into large studies in the coming weeks, and it forecast a more (...)

Madrid’s main market. Technology stocks registered the only sector rise in Europe. Photograph: EPA

European stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday as Wall Street tumbled after another record surge in US coronavirus cases that raised fears of fresh (...)

Nobel Prize winner Professor William Campbell. Photograph: Laura Hutton

For Prof William C Campbell, Ireland’s only winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, Sunday will mark another significant milestone in his(...)

William Campbell speaking during the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall in December 2015. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/AFP via Getty

The stuff of great science is invariably an infuriating mix of chance; observation, much graft, frustration in trying to get experimentation right to (...)

At $3.3bn the cancer blockbuster drug Keytruda now accounts for more than a quarter of all the sales of MSD’s parent, which trades as Merck in the US and Canada. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Pharma company MSD is looking to fill up to 200 roles across its four Irish sites between now and the end of the year. The sector has been one of the(...)

Merck intends to shoulder the cost of scaling up production of the vaccines before they have been proven to work

Merck, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for Covid-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and wo(...)

President Donald Trump has singled out Ireland in recent weeks regarding his desire to bring big pharma jobs  back to the US. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP Photo

While much has been written about the strong bond between Ireland and the United States, a wrinkle in Irish-American relations has appeared in recent (...)

President Donald Trump speaking during the  Fox News virtual “town hall”  in Washington. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

US president Donald Trump has singled out Ireland as he vowed to bring global pharmaceutical production back to the US. Speaking at a Fox News “town(...)

Bank of Ireland had a good day on Euronext Dublin, ending the session up more than 15%.

Global markets continued recent recoveries on hopes of demand recovering as governments across the world announced the easing of restrictions introduc(...)

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