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101 Top Biotechnology Startups and Companies in Ireland (2021)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ireland based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ireland Biotechnology Startups

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Perrigo

Perrigo

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Providing the world with quality, affordable healthcare products.

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Alkermes

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Alkermes is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of chronic diseases.

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Horizon Therapeutics

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Horizon Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company driven to deliver breakthrough medicines to patients.

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Somai Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Somai Pharmaceuticals, an Ireland-based company focused on cultivation and production of cannabis containing pharmaceutical product for EU.

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Mainstay Medical

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Mainstay Medical is a global medical device company that is developing devices to deliver innovative therapies.

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Strongbridge Biopharma

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Strongbridge Biopharma is a clinical and financial foundation to connect patients with new treatments for rare diseases.

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Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc

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Endo International plc is a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives while creating value.

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Amarin

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Amarin Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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GH Research

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GH Research is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of mental illness.

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Trinity Biotech

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Trinity Biotech has actively pursued the aim of becoming a leading player in the international diagnostics.

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Aerogen

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Aerogen is a medical device and drug delivery company.

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FIRE1

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FIRE1 and is based in Dublin, Ireland, will focus on developing novel therapeutic devices.

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Neuromod Devices

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Neuromod Devices has developed LENIRE® (www.lenire.com) a non-invasive bimodal neuromodulation therapy for tinnitus.

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Carrick Therapeutics

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Carrick Therapeutics is a developer of cancer therapeutics intended to transform the way cancer is treated.

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Sublimity Therapeutics

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Sublimity Therapeutics Limited (Sigmoid Pharma Limited), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

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Inflazome

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Inflazome is a biotech company that develops orally available drugs to address inflammatory diseases by targeting inflammasomes.

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Avectas

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Avectas is a cell engineering technology company that enables drug developers to manufacture potent engineered cell therapies.

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Kastus Technologies

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The world’s most innovative antimicrobial surface coating technology.

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Priothera

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Priothera is developing the orally applied sphingosine 1 phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators for haematological malignancies.

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Hexafly

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Hexafly is a biotechnology company that develops materials and sources form insects for aquafeed, chitin, and plant nutrition industry.

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MicroGen Biotech

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MicroGen Biotech uses Nature’s microbes to reduce toxins in crops while increasing crop yields and reducing pollutants in arable soil.

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Shorla Pharma

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Shorla Pharma is an Irish specialty pharmaceutical company.

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PMD Solutions

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PMD Solutions is a medical device company developing novel CE marked respiratory diagnostic wearables for the hospital and home market.

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WhiteSwell

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WhiteSwell is dedicated to advancing treatment of acute decompensated heart failure .

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RemedyBio

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RemedyBio is an immunology-focused discovery and development company based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Atrian Medical

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Atrian Medical is an Irish medical device company.

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IdentiGEN

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IdentiGEN provides DNA-based solutions for the agricultural food industry.

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Kite Medical

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It has developed a novel device for detecting kidney reflux in children.

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Bluedrop Medical

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Bluedrop Medical are an early stage startup company investigating the issue of diabetic foot disease.

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Cosmo Pharmaceuticals

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Cosmo is a speciality pharmaceutical company that aims to become a global leader in the market of optimised therapies.

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Metabolomic Diagnostics

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Metabolomic Diagnostics specializes in the development of novel biomarker based diagnostic solutions for complex diseases

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Malin Corporation

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Malin Corporation plc is an Irish incorporated public limited company whose head office is in Dublin.

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AltraTech

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Altratech Limited designs biosensors and semiconductor chips for DNA testing of food traceability for agri business.

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Nuritas

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Nuritas combines artificial intelligence and genomics to discover and unlock natural bioactive peptides with extraordinary health benefits

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Perfuze

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Perfuze is developing innovative medical technology to treat acute ischemic stroke.

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Valitacell

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Valitacell is a biotechnology company that promises to speed up the manufacturing of complex biological drugs.

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HiberGene Diagnostics

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HiberGene Diagnostics develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostic tests for human infectious diseases.

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EmeraMed

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EmeraMed Limited is a biotechnology firm developing the metal chelator and antioxidant Irminix.

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SiriusXT

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SiriusXT has developed and manufactures a soft x-ray microscope

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Genomics Medicine Ireland

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Genomics Medicine Ireland is an Irish life sciences company conducting a study across Ireland of the human genome.

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Opsona

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Opsona validates and develops new drug candidates and strategies that modulate innate immune systems.

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Ocean Harvest Technology Limited

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Ag-Tech company developing prebiotic solutions for animals and humans using macroalgal sources

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GlowDx

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GlowDx is a molecular diagnostics company focused on democratising access to molecular testing.

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MicroSynbiotiX

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MicroSynbiotiX engages in the development of a technology solution that eliminates the excessive use of antibiotics in farmed fish.

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Venn Life Sciences

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Contract research providing clinical trial services from pre-clinical to Phase III

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Aufbau Holdings

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Aufbau Holdings is Identifying new disease targets and developing novel therapeutics for treating vision-threatening eye diseases.

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Nemysis

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A start-up tackling iron deficiency/anemia and gluten intolerance.

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Orbsen Therapeutics

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A regenerative medicine company .

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Brandon Bioscience

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Brandon Bioscience is focused on creating crop solutions derived from the marine algae Ascophyllum nodosum.

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Empiric Logic

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Secure, explainable AI SaaS company whose phenotype mapping and analysis platform is used by pharma, pharma services, and biotech companies.

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Equinome

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Genomic selection tools to thoroughbred industry to improve breeding and training decisions

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PLANTEDIT

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PLANTEDIT is to produce non-transgenic, regulatory free, sustainable, consumer oriented genome edited plant products.

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Westway Health

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Westway Health is a biopharmaceutical company based in Galway.

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GenCell Biosystems

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GenCell Biosystems is a biological testing tool manufacturer and provider.

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Mallinckrodt

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Their evolution as a company starts now, and they are poised for an exciting future. Their core strengths provide the impetus for future

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Serosep

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Serosep is a manufacturer and a distributor of laboratory diagnostic solutions.

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Milis Bio

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MilisBio is developing a sugar substitute from protein that will satiate Their cravings without harming their health.

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ICON plc

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ICON is a global provider of outsourced drug development services to biopharma, medical device, biosimilar and generic organizations.

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Inflection Biosciences

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Inflection Biosciences is a company that develops small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

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Trino Therapeutics

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Trino is a drug company focused on developing anti-inflammatory drug candidates derived from a Taiwanese fern.

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OmniSpirant

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OmniSpirant develops regenerative gene therapies with the potential to transform respiratory medicine.

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Oncomark

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OncoMark is an Irish diagnostics company dedicated to develop superior tests for cancer patient stratification.

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Cellix Limited

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Cellix develops, manufactures, and sells microfluidics pumping solutions, consumable biochips, software, and automated solutions.

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Seroba Life Sciences

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Seroba is a life sciences venture capital firm, focused on investing in breakthrough healthcare technologies.

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Sothic Bioscience Limited

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Sothic Bioscience is biotechnology startup producing biosynthetic LAL for the global pyrogen/endotoxin testing market.

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Biosensia

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Biosensia is a diagnostics company developing point-of-care platforms used for a variety of common biological sample types.

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Ovagen

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Ovagen is a biotechnology company.

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GlycoSeLect

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GlycoSeLect specializes in the development of technology to separate glycoproteins for biopharmaceutical product analysis & manufacture.

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BioProbe Diagnostics

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BioProbe Diagnostics bringing innovative diagnostics products to The Market.

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AMBER

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Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research is a Science Foundation Ireland.

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ERS Genomics

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ERS Genomics is a biotechnology company to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property.

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Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

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Avadel is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing innovative medicines for chronic disorders.

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PEARlabs

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PEARlabs has developed a novel photonic chip which enables spatial resolutions in optical microscopy far beyond the diffraction limit.

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Vetex Medical

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Vetex Medical has developed the Vetex thrombectomy catheter as a platform technology for the venous vascular system.

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Helixworks

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HELIXWORKS engineers synthetic DNA storage technologies that encode actual data into products so they be linked to digital ledgers.

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Epona Biotech

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A high-value animal health monitoring system for early detection of disease and illness.

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Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland

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Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland is a manufacturer of drugs.

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OxyMem

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OxyMem solves OPEX intensive wastewater treatment with the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor. Adds capacity in days, up to 75% energy savings

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BioAtlantis

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BioAtlantis is enagaged in the development of nutraceutical ingredients for the plant, human, and animal markets.

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Inform Bioscience

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Inform Bioscience is a personalized molecular diagnostics company.

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Consilient Health

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Consilient Health is a pharmaceutical company with a rich heritage of commercialising medicines in areas including women’s health.

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Altan Pharma

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Altan Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and markets injectable medicines for hospital use.

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United Neuroscience

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United Neuroscience is a clinical stage biotech company.

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Novate Medical

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Novate Medical is a development stage medical device company in Galway, Ireland.

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Ageria

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Ageria is a company based in Ireland and is researching on materials which extends human life.

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Impedans

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Impedans Plasma Measurement to Understand and Control the Future.

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AnaBio Technologies

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AnaBio is an innovative Irish company providing micro-encapsulation expertise and contract manufacturing solutions.

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Elan Pharmaceuticals

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Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an Ireland-based neuroscience-based technology company that develops pharmaceutical products.

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Athena Neurosciences

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Athena Neurosciences developed products to treat neurological diseases

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Azur Pharma

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Azur Pharma is a pharmaceutical company with commercial franchises in pain, psychiatry, women’s health and orphan drugs.

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Genable Technologies Ltd.

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Genable Technologies Ltd. is a privately held, venture backed, Dublin (Ireland) based bio-pharmaceutical company developing new gene

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Apex Scientific

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Apex Scientific is a specialized company that focuses on chromatography, sample preparation, liquid handling, and all related areas.

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Chanelle

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Chanelle is a pharmaceutical company.

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TECHNOPATH Distribution Ltd.

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TECHNOPATH Distribution Ltd. distributes biotechnology and healthcare products.

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Perrigo-Rx Pharmaceuticals

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Perrigo is a pharmaceutical manufacturer that offers generic Rx and OTC products.

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Khonsu Therapeutics

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Developing therapeutic proteins for autoimmune & inflammatory indications in human & animal health

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Galactica Biotech

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Galactica Biotech develops a cutting edge proprietary machine learning method that is able to identify new applications for molecules.

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ClearSight

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ClearSight develops new technologies that allows accurate measurement of the eye with the ability to move cataract surgery outcomes.

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CyCa OncoSolutions

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Platform technology for programmed delivery of anticancer drugs and labeling living cells.

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Afimmune Biopharma Ltd.

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Afimmune Biopharma Ltd. is a drug discovery and development company

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Alimentary Health

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Alimentary Health is a world leader in harnessing the power of the microbiome, discovering and developing probiotics.

Written by Mark Kendall

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