Drug delivery business Avectas has licensed a therapy from Galway-based ONK Therapeutics that targets what are called B-cell malignancies – blood cell cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (above)

Two cutting edge Irish pharmaceutical companies have announced a deal that they hope will deliver significantly improved treatment for people with cer(...)

Avectas’s technology allows cells to be taken from people, often critically ill, and returned to them after they have been genetically engineered to address their illness.

Serial entrepreneur Séamus Mulligan has led a $20 million (€18.3 million) fundraising in an Irish company that hopes to revolutionise the treatment of(...)

Waterford Distillery founder Mark Reynier: “Almost all Irish whiskey comes from three distilleries, so while there may be over 100 labels on display at Dublin airport, most of it comes from the same few sources.”

The Irish whiskey sector generally likes to portray itself as one big happy family. There may be intense competition between the various players, but(...)

Narcan nasal spray is used to treat opioid overdoses. Photograph: Betancur/AFP/Getty

Pretax profits at Dublin-based Adapt Pharma more than doubled last year to $40.7 million (€36.8 million). Revenues at Adapt Pharma Operations Ltd incr(...)

The first landmark US federal opioid trial is set to begin Monday after furious, last-minute settlement talks  faltered. Photograph: Ty Wright

Drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and three distributors of opioid painkillers reached a settlement with two US counties over their alleged role in the o(...)

Avectas cofounder and chief executive Dr Michael Maguire, with cofounder Dr Shirley O’Dea, chief scientific officer and business development director Dr Gillian Hendy. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

Serial entrepreneur Seamus Mulligan has led a $10 million (€12 million) fundraising for an Irish business at the cutting edge of cell therapy. Avect(...)

Smyths Toys picked up the Toys R Us central European business for a reported €79 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

For The Irish Times Deal of the Year Award this year, we’ve chosen four major transactions that have either rewarded their owners for years of hard wo(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

Pictured at the launch of this year’s The Irish Times Business Awards in association with KPMG, were Eimear Moran, media solutions director with the Irish Times; KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chair of the judging panel. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

The second edition of The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG has been launched. This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the Ma(...)

Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

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