ICON contributes to major European research study that aims to improve treatment for traumatic brain injury

Recommendations from the longitudinal observational research study will be presented today at the European Parliament  

Dublin, Ireland, 7 November 2017 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has contributed to a complex pan-European traumatic brain injury (TBI) research study involving over 4,500 patients in 65 sites in 20 European countries. ICON provided site management and source data verification (SDV) services to the study, which was supported by the European Union and led by Professor Andrew Maas from the University Hospital Antwerp (Belgium) and Professor David Menon from the University of Cambridge (UK).  ICON’s Dr. Valérie Legrand, VP Project Management and a recognised expert in CNS, also provided clinical expertise as a member of the project’s Management Committee. The Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI is being launched at the European Parliament today and will set out clinical and research priorities and recommendations to address the varied challenges in TBI.

Read More

Almac Group Announces Acquisition of BioClin Laboratories
Significant global expansion of existing analytical services


Craigavon, N.I., 01 November 2017Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, today announced the acquisition of 100% shares of BioClin Laboratories, an independent and privately owned organisation based in Athlone, Ireland.

Established in 2002 and located in Garrycastle, just two hours away from Almac Group’s Headquarters in Northern Ireland, BioClin is internationally recognised for providing expert analytical services including cGMP pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical analysis, GMP microbiology testing and GLP bioanalysis. The company also boasts Ireland’s leading GLP certified (INAB), cGMP certified (HPRA) and FDA registered contract laboratory.

Read More

Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor Sonia Copeland and Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED



Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED (center) with members of Belfast City Council and Belfast Digital Hub


Northwest Ireland Partnership hosted dinner for members of PA Advantage Trade Mission

PA Advantage Trade Mission in Dublin: Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED and Niall Burgess, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, following their meeting yesterday (18 October 2017) in Iveagh House in Dublin.

We are thrilled to congratulate Eileen McDonnell, our 2017 Taoiseach Award honoree, on being recognized by Concern Worldwide at the Seeds of Hope Dinner in New York.

Click HERE for more information about this event.