Therese Gillespie, Sales and Marketing Executive and Danny Forde, Global Project Manager, from Atlantic Therapeutics

Urinary incontinence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world and often goes untreated and unreported due to the embarrassment involved(...)

Deirdre Glenn, Enterprise Ireland, Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen and Stephen Creaner, executive director, Enterprise Ireland at the Med in Ireland conference in October 2019. Photograph: Orla Murray/ SON

Med In Ireland, the high point in Ireland’s medtech industry calendar, took place at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday, October 10th, last. Now in its 14t(...)

Mainstay Medical expects ReActiv8 approval by the end of 2020.

Medical device company Mainstay Medical said the process of bringing its implantable neurostimulation system for chronic bank pain sufferers to the US(...)

 Bottles of several opioid based medication at a pharmacy in  Ohio. Photograph: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

Turn on a TV set or YouTube video in America today and it won’t take long before you’ll encounter a drug company’s ad telling you how their product ca(...)

Vascepa is aiming to become the first prescription drug for people at risk of stroke or heart attack who continue to have high levels of harmful blood fats despite being on treatment with statins

Shares in US-listed Irish biotech Amarin surged in New York after it upgraded its profit forecasts. A strong update for the prospects of its cardiova(...)

The new market for Botox  is a boost for Allergan’s plant in Westport, Co Mayo, which is responsible for the manufacture of worldwide supplies of Botox. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Botox-maker Allergan has secured regulatory approval to use the drug for the treatment of children suffering from spasticity of their upper limbs. Th(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The company’s valuation recently rose to €19.9 billion

In a troublesome geo-political environment, business was at times a struggle in the past 12 months. But the cream eventually rises to the top and our (...)

Genentech says Amgen Inc and Amgen Technology (Ireland), with its registered office in Dublin, is infringing a protection certificate it enjoys on its patent for its product, Avastin

A US biotechnology company claims an Irish rival is infringing its patent on a widely-used cancer treatment drug that sold more than $9 billion (€8 bi(...)

Sanofi’s chief executive  Olivier Brandicourt attends the company’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/File Photo/Reuters

Sanofi on Thursday pledged further increases in full-year profits, helped by new drug launches and reorganisation efforts. The French drugmaker said (...)

Pills or placebo? Science may not be the only way to understand illness and healing and that the placebo effect is a biological response to the act of caring –  the rituals involved trigger specific neurobiological pathways that modulate body sensations, symptoms and emotions

According to my Collins dictionary, a placebo is “an inactive substance or other sham form of therapy administered to a patient usually to compare its(...)

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