Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Biotechnology

AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

    AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

Alexion, AstraZeneca’s Rare Disease group, has announced a €65 million investment in new and enhanced capabilities across its sites in College Park, Blanchardstown and Monksland Industrial Park, Athlone. The programme will

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Scotland’s industrial biotechnology sector anticipated to surpass £1 billion turnover milestone by 2025

    Scotland’s industrial biotechnology sector anticipated to surpass £1 billion turnover milestone by 2025

Scotland’s industrial biotechnology community is exceeding growth expectations and is on track to achieve annual turnover of £1.2 billion by 2025, according to a refreshed strategy launched at the Industrial

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OBE for renewable energy champion

    OBE for renewable energy champion

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), has received an OBE for services to the Development of the Biogas Industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

    UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have invested £20.6 million into innovative projects across the UK. The latest investment by UKRI partners and

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Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

    Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

Imagine a future where a bone break can be repaired by 3D-printing bones made from marine coral. That reality may come a lot sooner than one might think, thanks to

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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

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Gilead Sciences Opens New Global Paediatric Drug Development Centre of Excellence in Dublin

    Gilead Sciences Opens New Global Paediatric Drug Development Centre of Excellence in Dublin

Gilead Sciences, a global biotechnology company, has formally opened its Dublin city centre office focused on developing new paediatric formulations for its portfolio of medicines. Development, clinical operations, legal/IP, medical

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a

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Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

    Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, has reached agreement to acquire 92% of the issued share capital of c-LEcta GmbH for a consideration of €137 million, with

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Investment in Biotech continues to grow

2021 was a year of continued societal uncertainty amidst the ongoing global pandemic, but venture capital investment into biotech shared none of that uncertainty, enjoying its fifth consecutive year of

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Watson-Marlow launches bioprocessing production at new Cork facility

    Watson-Marlow launches bioprocessing production at new Cork facility

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), an award winning, global leader in fluid management technology, has launched production of puresu® single-use assemblies at its new facility in Cork, Ireland, creating 10 new roles.

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Aseptic Fill/Finish – A Market Shift Toward Small Scale Batch Processing

    Aseptic Fill/Finish – A Market Shift Toward Small Scale Batch Processing

Compared with a decade ago, the role of biopharmaceutical manufacturing has evolved considerably.   Where the early 2000’s to 2010 placed larger emphasis on larger scale, higher throughput processing, contemporary

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2020 a record year for Biotech investment

    2020 a record year for Biotech investment

Despite the many challenges of the pandemic in 2020, one thing unaffected was Venture Capital investment into Biotech. In fact, 2020 was the biggest investment year in recent history with

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Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

    Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality. The world first breakthrough has

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Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

    Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

Valitacell, an Irish biotechnology SME, has been selected by as one of 11 high potential global start-ups to join the prestigious health tech accelerator programme Startup Creasphere. The Startup Creasphere innovation programme matches

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Data Rich Processing – The Growing Necessity of R&D to GMP Manufacture

    Data Rich Processing – The Growing Necessity of R&D to GMP Manufacture

Improved diagnosis is driving precision in treatment, accompanied by increasing regulation stringencies from the likes of the MHRA and FDA. This, in turn, ensures processes as well as the products

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SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

    SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation
In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their purity are very high. With superconductor technology, objects can be
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WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

    WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak
WuXi Vaccines, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed WuXi Biologics, is planning to build a $240 million vaccine production facility on the newly established WuXi Biologics Campus in Dundalk, bringing 200
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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award
Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019
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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

    Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule

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GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

    GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

GW Plastics, an industry-leading healthcare injection moulding and contract manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Sligo, creating over 200 new jobs. GW Plastics  established its first European location with the

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

    Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used by a growing number of global customers in the scientific

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Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

    Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

Visiblegy Limited, a start-up tech company focused on the global pharmaceutical industry, is recruiting 11 new staff as part of investment plans that will more than quadruple its workforce. Visiblegy is

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Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

    Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Research Technical Paper. The paper, “Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a

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BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

    BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

BD, a leading global medical technology company, is to create 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The announcement was

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McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

    McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

McArdle Skeath, one of Ireland’s leading supply chain management providers, has opened its new 12,500 sq m temperature controlled storage

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€22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

    €22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

The European Commission has announced €22 million in funding for a new bio-economy research project to be led by Glanbia

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Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

    Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

Irish company, Diaceutics, the diagnostic commercialisation company that improves patient outcomes via better diagnostic testing, has raised €4.3 million in new

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2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

    2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over

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Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

    Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

Emerson is providing automation software and systems valued at US$ 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing

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Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

    Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

By John Whelan  International policy leaders attending the recent Bio Pharma Ambition conference in Dublin Castle were addressed by Dr Lorraine

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MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

    MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs.

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NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

    NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has published its 2017 Annual Report, announcing substantial growth across all

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AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

    AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

Dan MacSweeney has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Irish biotechnology company AnaBio Technologies. Dan MacSweeney has

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NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

    NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

Leveraging its strategic partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Northwell Health has announced two new partnership agreements with Irish companies Technopath Clinical Diagnostics and Salaso Health Solutions Limited.

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Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

    Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The

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Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

    Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

Post Provided by Smart Factory. Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data

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Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

    Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

Irish entrepreneur, Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO of medical device company THEYA Healthcare has been shortlisted as a finalist for the

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OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

    OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

Irish wastewater Aeration company, OxyMem, was named for the second time in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech list 100 in San

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AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

    AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, life-sciences startup Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited (GMI), and WuXi NextCODE, the global contract genomics organisation, launched a

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Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

    Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

The trend in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is shifting away from large, single-product facilities to smaller-scale, flexible, multiproduct facilities. This in turn

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Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

    Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced on Thursday awards of over €28 million for collaborative

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Carten’s New Sanitary Ball Valves – Sterile, Aseptic and Sanitary Valves for Biotech, Pharma, Food and Beverage Applications

    Carten’s New Sanitary Ball Valves – Sterile, Aseptic and Sanitary Valves for Biotech, Pharma, Food and Beverage Applications

Sanitary ball valves are generally used on the utility side of processing – for example caustics delivered to a CIP

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West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

    West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network,

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Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

    Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

Genetics company IdentiGEN announced on Friday, November 25, that 20 graduate and post-graduate jobs will be created as the company

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‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

    ‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

A survey conducted by Equinix found that Irish companies that have utilised the “Internet of Things” (IoT) reported a boost

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Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Dublin biotech company, Valitacell, was crowned the overall winner of the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition on Wednesday, 23 November.

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UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

    UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

Dublin-based Healthcare services provider UDG released preliminary results of their financial year on Thursday, November 24, which showed an 8%

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a

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Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

    Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

Dublin-headquartered medical device company Medtronic reported the financial results of its second quarter on Tuesday, November 22. The company reported

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Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

    Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched

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Medtech uni spin out wins £500k in funding

    Medtech uni spin out wins £500k in funding

A spin-out company from Queens University Belfast that specialises in medtech that can be used as diagnostic instruments has won

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Dublin startup scores €85 million funding for new approach to cancer therapy

    Dublin startup scores €85 million funding for new approach to cancer therapy

Carrick Therapeutics, a Dublin-based startup specialising in a unique approach to cancer therapies, has launched having secured $95 (€85) million

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Irish owned Team Horizon expands to the U.S.

Team Horizon, the global life-science services firm, has expanded its global footprint with the announcement of a new office in

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Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

    Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

Biotechnology company Amgen, which yesterday unveiled its €260m facility in Dún Laoghaire, has launched two science education courses aimed at

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