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Coral: its porous structure closely resembles that of bone

Connemara-based medical devices start-up, Zoan BioMed, is using Irish grown tropical marine coral to make a splash in the international world of ortho(...)

Pfizer: has spiked plans to  expand the  Grange Castle site. Photograph:  Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Pfizer was once synonymous with the treatment of cholesterol. Its Lipitor drug was, for years, the best selling medicine in the world. However, Lipit(...)

UDG reported a net profit on the disposal in April of its Irish drug supply business as well as its UK-based travel healthcare operation, Masta, of €132.1 million

UDG Healthcare plans to sell its 35 per cent stake in Northern Irish pharmacy chain MediCare as part of its overhaul and sole focus on providing outso(...)

Two more Gibraltar entities are looking to enter the Irish motor insurance market as it continues to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Enterprise Insurance in July. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

As the Irish motor insurance sector continues to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Enterprise Insurance in July, leaving 14,000 uncovered pol(...)

Trinity expects to record an impairment charge of  $50 million in the fourth quarter due to  costs incurred on its Meritas project and the closure of a facility in Sweden

Irish medical diagnostic firm Trinity Biotech fell into the red in the third quarter, reporting a $369,000 (€339, 970) pre-tax loss versus a $12.6 mil(...)

Dr Rolf Halden, director of the Center for Environmental Security at the Biodesign Institute in Arizona, says sanitisers can dry out hands, creating cracks that germs jump into.

Need some soap? What could be better than antibacterial handwash that kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria? Well, ordinary soap , says the FDA in the US, w(...)

Analysts see Allergan’s acquisition of  Vitae Pharmaceuticals as a risky, research-focused deal for drugs that are still in development and face heavy competition. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

Allergan, the maker of wrinkle smoothener Botox that employs about 900 people in Ireland, said it would spend $639 million (€567 million) to acquire V(...)

Colonies of E coli bacteria. Phages “till” about half the bacteria on the planet every two days. Image: US Centers for Disease Control/Reuters

Bacteriophage – or ‘phage’ for short – is a virus that infects bacteria. These naturally occurring infective agents contaminate bacterium and replica(...)

Bruce Len: ‘I left Ireland a week later, and within six months, my vision had improved tremendously.’

I am a professional photographer and love working with my hands – everything from carpentry and carving to sculpture, steel and aluminium welding. If (...)

Firecrest vice-president Frances Abeton and	Caroline Forkin, senior director of medical affairs at Icon. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Signing up patients for clinical trials has become a major problem for the pharma sector. At present, the main means of clinical trial recruitment is (...)

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