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Dr Nora Khaldi, founder of Nuritas. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Dublin-based biotechnology company Nuritas has closed a $45 million (€39 million) Series B funding round as it eyes global expansion. The latest fund(...)

The drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, was approved for use in the Republic after a campaign by people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of the maker of Cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi grew last year by 29.5 per cent to $6.29 million (€5.4 million). N(...)

Taxamo founder and chief executive John McCarthy.

Co Kerry fintech Taxamo, which is led by John McCarthy, a son of the Fexco founder Brian McCarthy, has been acquired in a $200 million (€165.5 million(...)

Ireland has the highest rate of Cystic Fibrosis per capita in the world

Few stories in the world of medicine are as mind-blowing as that of the recent success in treating Cystic Fibrosis, the genetic disease which causes b(...)

US stocks drop due to an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims, compounding fears of a stalling economic recovery. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares sank on Thursday as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases across the continent and fading hopes for more US fiscal stimulus before the presid(...)

Barretstown camper Katie Mai (5), with her brothers  Charlie (7) and Jack (9)  with Katharine Jensen, head of corporate responsibility and executive director of the Vertex Foundation (2nd left) and Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn, Photograph: Jason Clarke

Vertex, the US pharmaceutical company whose Orkambi has been a breakthrough drug for Irish cystic fibrosis patients, is donating €250,000 to Barretst(...)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland chief executive Philip Watt: ‘We are shaking with excitement at this news.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis has been approved for Irish patients. The drug, Trikafta, has (...)

‘It truly is a remarkable time of hope and progress in CF care in Ireland and worldwide.’ Photograph: Science Photo Library

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis could be available in Ireland as early as next summer, accordin(...)

The drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, was approved for use in the Republic after a campaign by people with Cystic Fibrosis  and their families. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi has delivered a healthy return for the Irish arm of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Sales jumped 71 per cent at the group last y(...)

In Five Feet Apart, Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play two young people with cystic fibrosis, who try to have a relationship despite having to keep their distance from each other.

The film Five Feet Apart is currently in cinemas throughout Ireland, but it is dividing the Cystic fibrosis (CF) community. The film is based on the f(...)

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