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About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of prescription medicines in Oncology, Rare Diseases, and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Currently more than 100 people are employed by AstraZeneca in Ireland with a wide range of expertise in different areas including sales, marketing, medical & regulatory affairs, market access, corporate affairs, IT, digital, finance and administration.

Worldwide, AstraZeneca invested over $9.7 billion in 2021 on research and development highlighting our dedication to finding new medicines that make a real difference to patients’ lives.

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IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources and extensive domain expertise. With approximately 86,000 employees, IQVIA conducts operations in more than 100 countries.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing information on a scale that helps healthcare stakeholders identify disease patterns and correlate with the precise treatment path and therapy needed for better outcomes. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. To learn more, visit www.iqvia.com.

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About Pfizer

Pfizer is one of Ireland's leading employers and the largest pharmaceutical sector investor and employer. One of the first pharmaceutical companies to locate in Ireland (1969), Pfizer has a rich heritage of innovation and expansion. Pfizer has over approximately 5,000 colleague across 4 locations based in Cork, Dublin, and Kildare. Ireland is a leading manufacturing base for Pfizer globally, exporting to global markets. Many of Pfizer's leading and newest medicines are manufactured for global export from Irish sites.

Part of Pfizer's Worldwide Research & Development (WR&D) is based in Ireland - the Global Biotherapeutics Technology group at Grange Castle was established in 2006 and is part of a world-leading protein drug discovery unit within Pfizer Worldwide R&D. Over the past decade, Pfizer has taken bold new approaches to translate scientific research into effective medicines for people living with cancer. Now, we’re working tirelessly to develop a new generation of breakthroughs across multiple cancers and tumor types.

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About Royal London Ireland

Royal London Ireland has a history of protecting its policyholders and their families in Ireland, and recently launched a new Pensions business in Ireland. Our business heritage in Ireland is nearly 200 years. The Caledonian Insurance Company's first office outside Edinburgh opened on Dame Street, Dublin 2 in 1824.

Today, Royal London Ireland is owned by The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited – the largest mutual life insurance, pensions, and investment company in the UK, and in the top 25 mutuals globally, with assets under management of €187 billion, 8.5 million policies in force and over 4,200 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2023. Royal London Ireland’s office is based at 47-49 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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About Blackrock Health

Blackrock Health offers three leading modern hospitals and a diagnostic clinic to patients in Ireland. Our hospitals are at Blackrock Clinic, Galway Clinic and Hermitage Clinic - while Limerick Clinic is a diagnostic service. Working together, we aim to give patients faster and easier access to world-class clinical care and world-class comfort.

Blackrock Health has been created to bring together the individual centres of expertise into one group. Collectively, we are growing our expertise so we can continue to achieve higher standards and even better health outcomes for our patients. Currently, we have a roster of over 600 consultants with expertise in over 50 medical specialties. Our goal is to become the leading private hospital group in Ireland, and to better help the people we care for. We believe that our unified approach to care will benefit current and future patients, referring GPs and the people who work with us.

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About DELL

Dell Technologies has a strong healthcare practice with more than 30 years of building solutions around the globe with our clinical independent software vendor (ISV) partners and providing essential technology infrastructure to hospitals of all sizes, and our expertise continues to grow.

We are reimagining a modern IT transformation for healthcare through Modernised IT, Connected Workforce, Virtual Health, Personalised Health and Secure Care. Over 60% of hospitals use Dell Storage, Servers or Client devices. We have a deep bench of healthcare subject matter experts—including CTOs, CIOs, chief innovation officers, field directors, and solution architects—along with healthcare pre-sales teams and lab capabilities that will allow you to address the realities of today and embark on delivering on the promises of digital care in the future. With this heritage, we can help healthcare organizations accelerate their digital transformation based on business initiatives and budget, no matter where they are in their journeys.

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About Walls

Established over 70 years, and with a turnover of €570m in 2023, Walls Construction is a privately owned company and is one of Ireland’s leading building contractors. We have a proven track record in a diverse range of sectors including Commercial Office, Data Centres, Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Large Residential Schemes, Leisure & Sport, Life Sciences, & Pharma.

Our history and reputation has been built by undertaking projects that deliver the best outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, design teams, contracting partners, suppliers, and employees. We understand that with every construction project the key to success is forming strong relationships, providing flexible and value-based solutions and ensuring that our promises are kept.

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About MSD Ireland

MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago. We have a dynamic and diverse team of over 3,000 employees currently across seven sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Dunboyne, Co Meath, Carlow and Dublin, and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses. In recent years, we have invested over $6 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies.

At MSD Ireland, we work at the forefront of science and technology to advance manufacturing excellence and R&D across our Irish sites and global company network. With a long-standing footprint in Ireland, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, helping save and enhance lives in over sixty countries around the world.

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About Amgen

A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Our Mission

Our mission – To Serve Patients – drives all that we do. It is a global vision that for over 40 years has seen us be an outstanding partner to the health ecosystem. A partner that is committed to a sustainable contribution to healthcare through biosimilars and innovative medicines.

We Are Motivated by Our Mission to Serve Patients

We strive to serve patients by transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or save lives. In everything we do, we aim to fulfil our mission to serve patients. And every step of the way, we are guided by the values that define us.

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Celtic Biotech

About Celtic Biotech

Celtic Biotech is an Irish bio-pharmaceutical company developing novel peptides for the treatment of solid tumours, with a specific focus on non-small cell lung cancer. With current treatments often falling short in efficacy, safety, and patient convenience, the Company has identified promising naturally derived receptor binding proteins, one of which, CB-24 crotoxin, it has progressed into Phase I trials using a novel intra-patient dose escalating protocol.

The drug has shown excellent safety, minimal side-effects and stabilisation of disease in several patients in Phase Ib (6 patients evaluated) multi-cancer trials. Delivered as a user friendly at-home monotherapy using infusion pumps, the patients are monitored remotely requiring visits to clinic twice weekly for dose escalation. Part funded by the European Innovation Council, Phase Ic clinical trials will commence in 2024 to identify MTD and optimum treatment protocol, with a view to commencing Phase II trials in NSCLC 2025/26, in this potentially game-changing cancer therapeutic.

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Bristol Myers Squibb

About Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

We are focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, haematology, cardiology, immunology, fibrosis and specialty medicines. Through our Research & Development organisation, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies, and actively partner to access external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.

For more information about Bristol Myers Squibb, visit us at bms.com/ie


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About Breakthrough Cancer Research

Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. We work to significantly impact the number of people who can survive this disease. We invest in world-class research to impact patients' quality of life and save lives. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers, often called poor prognosis or low survival cancers, which are poorly served by current treatment options. In 2023 we launched our new research strategy (‘Making More Survivors’), building on immense success already delivered, sharpening our focus to channel even greater investment into seven specific low survival cancers, which are responsible for nearly half of all cancer deaths annually in Ireland and worldwide. Namely, Brain, Oesophageal, Lung, Liver, Stomach, Pancreatic and Ovarian cancers.

Breakthrough drives progress through innovative research programmes aimed at transforming the treatment and care for these cancers to deliver our bold vision: 100% survival for 100% of cancers.

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About Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is the leading national cancer charity in Ireland dedicated to transforming the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer, by investing in world-class research, driving innovation in public cancer services, addressing the unmet needs of cancer patients, and ensuring patients benefit from the best treatment, care services and supports. The Society is the strongest advocate in Irish life for the cancer patient and their families, and has been central to the development of government and public health policies in Ireland over decades.

The Irish Cancer Society directly provides supports and services to people affected by cancer, and is committed to expanding these, ensuring that such supports and services are easily accessible for all patients.

The Irish Cancer Society and AICRI share a goal to advance world-class cancer treatment and care, improve cancer outcomes, and improve quality of life for people affected by cancer across the island of Ireland.

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About University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is a leading research-focused university in Europe, offering a range of academic programmes and engaging in research, innovation, and community involvement. It has played a pivotal role in shaping modern Ireland and is recognised globally, ranking among the top 1% of universities worldwide. With a diverse student body, Ireland's largest university, UCD contributes to national progress through interdisciplinary research and education.

At UCD, research and innovation are vital for economic growth, societal advancement, and cultural enrichment. With €161 million in grants secured in 2022/23 and over €1.3 billion since 2012/13, UCD drives collaborative projects addressing global challenges. The university leads in European Union research funding and has significantly increased its publication output, with papers cited above the global average. UCD fosters entrepreneurship through initiatives like NovaUCD, supporting over 550 companies and startups to commercialise research outputs for societal and economic impact.

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About Queens University Belfast

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 85 in the world for impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023), and are a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. Since 1845, our world-leading researchers, pioneering students and inspirational alumni have been making a difference to society in Belfast and across the world. Some of our renowned graduates include Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, ‘Northern Ireland’s Einstein’ John Stewart Bell, and the father of emergency medicine James Francis Pantridge. Our cancer research is world renowned, an international reputation forged by Professor Patrick (Paddy) Johnston, and we continue to deliver on Paddy's legacy in a Centre that bears his name.

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About AICRIStart

The AICRIstart programme is a Foundation Stone for the All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI) and will build critical mass in Precision Cancer Medicine on the island of Ireland. In March 2022, the programme was awarded €4 million in funding under the HEA North South Research Programme.

Ten academic institutions (UCD, TCD, RCSI, TU Dublin, DCU, QUB, UU, NUIG, UL and UCC) are involved in the project and UCD is the administrative lead.

AICRIstart is an all-island doctoral and post-doctoral research training programme, which will create a unique network of excellence in cancer research, as well as an exceptional training environment for emerging researchers.

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About eHealth-Hub for Cancer

The all-island eHealth Hub for Cancer is an all-island partnership on the island of Ireland that is building software and data platforms using best practice open science international health data standards to unlock and share health data, to grow clinical cancer research and improve cancer care.

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About All Ireland CLuB Consortium

CLuB is the All-Ireland Cancer Liquid Biopsies Consortium Emerging Hub of Excellence whose commitment to excellence in research and teaching brings together academic institutions, cancer researchers at all career stages, patients, policymakers and industry representatives across the Island of Ireland. In March 2022, the programme was awarded €4 million in funding under the HEA North South Research Programme.

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About North-South Research Programme

The North-South Research Programme is a collaborative scheme arising from the Government’s Shared Island initiative. The €40 million NSRP funds allocated in July 2021 are being delivered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science (DFHERIS). A further €10 million was announced by the Department of the Taoiseach in December 2022 bringing the total funding for the programme to €50 million.

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About Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South

Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South (ARINS) - the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is an all-island body, founded in 1785, that brings together leading scholars and researchers from across the island of Ireland and overseas. The RIA has formed a partnership with the University of Notre Dame, through the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, which is supporting through Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South (ARINS) an all island cancer policy initiative led by Professor Deirdre Heenan (Ulster University) and Professor Mark Lawler (Queen's University Belfast).

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About Ireland American Science Forum

The Ireland America Science Forum (IASF) was created in 2019 to strengthen existing and build new connections among scientists in North America and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. By disseminating information on funding and employment opportunities, enhancing bi/multilateral partnerships through representation, promoting mentorship of Irish students and scientists in academia and industry, IASF provides a forum for discussion and representation in trans-Atlantic science activities and policy.

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About Ireland Northern Ireland National Cancer Institute

The Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium formed in 1999 between the governments of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the US. Its purpose is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality -as well as to help those living with and beyond cancer across the island of Ireland - by encouraging cross-border and transatlantic partnerships in cancer research and control.



The mission of the Northeast Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) is to ensure that people with cancer attending the Oncology and Haematology Unit based in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda receive the best possible, most up to date treatment and care.

This approach to achieving the best quality cancer care involves:

  • Funding state of the art equipment to help our clinicians remain at the very forefront of the fight against cancer.
  • Conducting and contributing to much needed clinical cancer research into new treatments and tests.
  • Supporting top quality training to help our medical and nursing staff treating cancer patients be the very best they can be.
  • Enhancing the support and care provided to cancer patients by the unit to make their stay as comfortable as possible.