Jim O’Donoghue, chair of Ibec’s Digital Health Working Group and president of S3 Connected Health

Ireland is well placed to take a significant share of the $100 billion global digital health market. The Ibec Where Digital Health Thrives campai(...)

The sector’s focus on remote training has played a key role in supporting inclusivity at a difficult time. Photograph: iStock

Covid and the move to remote working has resulted in a significant increase in training in the life sciences sector. “2020 has seen the most certifi(...)

The digital-health market is expected to increase by nearly six times by 2026 to almost $640 billion. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s reputation as a major exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products is well deserved. However, the life-sciences industry has developed(...)

It appears that many businesses used the lockdown to think about innovating their products for the future. File photograph: Getty

Irish businesses receive significant State-backed supports for research, development and innovation. And there is a good reason for this: it boosts th(...)

Nessa Fennelly, acting director of the Irish Medtech Association: “We must ensure we have the right environment to retain our competitiveness.”

Already ranked among the world’s top five industry hubs, the Irish medical technology sector is aiming to gain an even greater slice of a global marke(...)

Microbiologists can go into a lot of different areas in the industry
Across the board demand

According to the most recent study carried out by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), the biopharmaceutical sector in Ireland, comprising(...)