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J&J to invest €100 million into Limerick manufacturing facilities creating 100 new jobs

Healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has said it will be investing €100 million into the expansion of its Vision Care manufacturing facilities in Limerick. The expansion is expected to see the creation of 100 new jobs.

The Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business, Deputy Pat Breen celebrated the investment in calling it a “huge vote of confidence” in Ireland’s mid-west.

British scientist develops technology able to deliver drugs directly into the brain

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A British scientist has developed innovative technology that is able to deliver drugs deep into the brain in order to treat neurological diseases including Parkinson’s and cancer.

The tech, designed by Steven Gill, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Bristol, has shown encouraging results in its first controlled clinical trial.

The convection enhanced delivery system enables drugs to bypass the blood brain barrier. The medical device is manufactured by British engineering firm Renishaw.

Could the new EU Medical Devices Regulation put the UK MedTech industry in peril?

Published on 28/09/17 at 10:07am

Gill Jennings and Every's Fiona Stevens discusses recent developments in medical devices regulation and the subsequent impact on IP and investment in the medtech sector.

What could artificial intelligence mean for pharma?

Published on 15/01/16 at 10:22am
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With ever rising costs in research and development, the frustratingly long time spent in bringing new novel drugs to market and the high rate of failure in these processes needs to be tackled.

The majority of drugs take a decade or more to come to market, cost billions, and can even ruin a company if they fail in late-stage trials having poured in so much investment.

Step forward Artificial Intelligence (AI); a concept becoming more and more important in addressing these issues and looking increasingly like the future of drug discovery.

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