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Open Orphan, the pharma services business which completed a reverse takeover into clinical trials group Venn Life Sciences earlier this year, made a €(...)

Teckro’s Gary Hughes: “People are attracted to a company where they can make a positive impact. Our products are very much focused on healthcare and new therapies.”

Life sciences tech company Teckro is adding 45 jobs in Dublin, doubling its current numbers in the city as it targets growth. Teckro, which uses inf(...)

Teckro uses information retrieval and machine-learning technologies to help make clinical trials simpler and more transparent for doctors. File photograph: Getty Images

Limerick-based Teckro is strengthening its leadership team as the company plans greater expansion. Teckro, which uses information retrieval and mach(...)

Cathal Friel, who has taken over as chief executive at Venn Life Sciences following an agreement to merge it with his company, Open Orphan. Photograph: Fennell Photography

Leading corporate figure Cathal Friel is behind the proposed reverse takeover of listed clinical trials group Venn Life Sciences by pharma services bu(...)

Steroids, like addictive substances, enslave the user

“I’m 19 and I’m taking steroids,” admits an articulate young man called Killian, early in RTÉ Investigates: Steroid Ireland (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.30p(...)

Venn Life Sciences chief executive Tony Richardson. Venn has established full-service clinical research programmes and activities in 27 different countries

Clinical trials group Venn Life Sciences has signed a strategic collaboration with Open Orphan DAC as it seeks to increase its focus on rare diseases (...)

The general consensus in schools is ‘no supplements allowed’ but the temptation remains for those unlikely to experience this level of competition again. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

“Everyone has a personal gold medal. That might be just making the First XV of your high school rugby team. “These drugs are rife – you can get(...)

IRFU nutritionist Ruth Wood Martin: ‘Protein supplements should not be recommended by schools’. Photo:Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU have sent a warning to their affiliated schools about banned substances being contained in supplements that can be easily purchased on the(...)