Big deals in Medical Device and Pharma giants

Some big deals going down on the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Global markets – According to today’s Business Post, US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to take advantage of tax breaks in Ireland. … Continue reading

Have you ever woken up during your Operation?

While most episodes of accidental awareness while under general anaesthesia are short-lived, they can lead to long-term psychological distress, a major new study carried out in Ireland has found. General anaesthetics are medications that cause patients to lose consciousness so that they are unaware of surgery. Accidental awareness during general … Continue reading

Back to school heavy bags causing back pain? – go digital……

  7,000 students return to school with digital schoolbags According to Silicon Republic, it appears that some 7,000 fewer students will be plagued by back problems caused by carrying heavy bags full of books. Education tech provider Wriggle says it has kitted out 7,000 Irish schoolkids with digital school bags. … Continue reading

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