Major breakthrough in cause of blindness

Irish scientists have made a major breakthrough in relation to a disease which is one of the most common causes of blindness in Ireland.(irishhealth.com) AMD (age-related macular degeneration) affects central vision, making it blurry. Central vision is necessary for everyday activities such as reading, driving and watching television. The condition … Continue reading

Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading

Ireland still leading the way with Digital Healthcare

In follow up since our last article about how Ireland is leading the way with Digital Healthcare – Start-up Neuro Hero launches speech and language therapy apps Technology start-up Neuro Hero has launched a new set of apps for iOS and Android aimed at families whose loved ones have communications … Continue reading

Ireland becoming a Global Leader in Digital Healthcare

Ireland – with its concentration of ICT giants, pharmaceutical and medical device makers – is strategically placed to become a world leader in digital healthcare technologies, a conference in Dublin heard today. The ActivAge conference was organised jointly by the Digital Hub Development Authority (DHDA) and St. James’s Hospital Dublin, … Continue reading

New iKnife can detect cancerous tissue

A new surgical knife can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous by analysing biological information and comparing the findings to a database of biological data from tumours and healthy tissue. Researchers at London’s Imperial College have built the iKnife, which can potentially help surgeons perform more accurate … Continue reading

Cancer Vaccine developed by Trinity College Researchers

A new vaccine that will treat cancer at the pre-clinical level has been developed by Irish researchers The team, led by Professor Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, discovered a new approach for treating the disease based on manipulating the immune response to malignant tumours. The discovery … Continue reading

A surge in Medical Device Sales jobs available

We have seen an increase in demand for experienced Medical Device Sales Representatives in Ireland. In particular for the Hospital Theatre market. There are exciting developments and Product Launches in the pipeline and Medical Device Companies are now seeking experienced Medical Device Sales Reps to help with their Product launches … Continue reading

HSE admits €750m in cuts will hit services

UP TO 600 public nursing home beds are to close, more acute hospital beds will shut and there will be cuts to community, mental health and disability services under the Health Service Executive’s service plan for the year, which was published yesterday. Overall health spending is to be reduced by … Continue reading