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Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

The runway at Cork Airport will be closed for about 10 weeks. Photograph: Cork Airport

Travel agents have expressed disappointment that Cork Airport is to close for ten weeks in the autumn to allow major reconstruction work take place on(...)

The manufacturing facilities across the State’s pharma sector are not equipped to make the Covid-19 vaccine and it would take years for them to be repurposed to make vaccines. Photograph:   AFP via Getty Images

Ireland has a major drug manufacturing sector, with most of the world’s top biopharma companies operating here, but turning to Covid-19 vaccine produc(...)

The work around Covid-19 has demonstrated how research can be fast-tracked when there is a sense of urgency and commitment to finding answers

If there is one thing Covid-19 has taught businesses it is to expect the unexpected and always be ready to pivot. Many companies involved in the areas(...)

The Covid Alliance imported the raw materials for lysis buffer into the country last month as reagent shortages held back the State’s testing programme

A group of biopharma companies, working with academics and individuals in the sector, has manufactured enough of a key component used in Covid-19 test(...)

A massive back-end testing regime will be a crucial part of the State’s strategy to map the virus’s progression through the population. Photograph: iStockphoto

It was the second week in March when the HSE first contacted Dublin company, Aalto Bio Reagents. “We’ve got a real challenge here,” said an official. (...)

The HSE says it could take until the end of next week to get equipment and reagent from Ireland’s pharma companies into the Covid-19 testing system. Photograp: Getty Images

Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry has indicated it is gearing up to produce key ingredients for Covid-19 testing which the State is struggling to sou(...)

Some 400 delegates from multinational employers gathered in Dublin Castle on Wednesday for a biopharmaceutical industry conference. Photograph: iStock

Giving seriously ill patients faster access to new drugs while trebling clinical trials would help boost the pharmaceutical industry, which employs 45(...)

Almost all the 1,000 adults who took part in the survey agreed that the Republic should contribute to the development of new medicines.

Three out of four Irish people would help test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments if they were ill, a new survey shows. A study backed by(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys with BPCI director Matt Moran and BPCI chair Patricia Quane

Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI), the Ibec business association which represents the biopharma and chemical sectors in Ireland, has an ambitious vision fo(...)

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