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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 90 April 2018
Local Impact
INNOVATION NATION
Innovation Nation
Irish firm and UCD develop therapy for rare skin disorder
With the aim of developing a treatment for a rare and debilitating skin disorder, an Irish biopharma company and UCD have signed a gene therapy licensing deal for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB).
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Innovation Nation
RCSI develops blood test for early-stage Alzheimer’s
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has shown that it is now possible to identify the presence of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating brain diseases known to science, in its early stages.
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Innovation Nation
Margaret Murnane and David McCourt win Science Medal
This year’s recipients of SFI’s St Patrick’s Day Medal include renowned physics professor Margaret Murnane and Granahan McCourt Capital CEO David McCourt. The pair are true leaders in their respective fields.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
Latest IDA News
Pinsent Masons marks official Dublin office entry with fourth partner hire
International law firm Pinsent Masons has marked the launch of its Dublin office with the appointment of Ann Henry as it continues to build out its all-Ireland capability.
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Latest IDA News
Guidewire Software to add 100 new roles in Dublin
Guidewire Software, a global software provider to the general insurance industry, will expand its presence in Dublin with the addition of 100 roles.
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Latest IDA News
Lewis Silkin to expand into Ireland with opening of Dublin office
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin announced the establishment of a new office in Dublin and the expansion of its role within Ius Laboris.
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IN OTHER NEWS
In Other News
€15bn in Irish M&A deals concluded in 2017
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Ireland in 2017 surged by 5.9pc, with a total of 143 deals worth €14.9bn recorded during the year, according to the latest William Fry report. PE deal-making saw the conclusion of 37 deals worth €12.2bn.
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In Other News
Hainan Airlines announces direct Dublin-Beijing route
Hainan Airlines will launch a year-round service from Dublin to Beijing starting on 12 June. Flights will operate four times a week; on two days, the service will be direct between Dublin and Beijing, otherwise a stopover in Edinburgh.
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In Other News
Why Ireland for sports tech? (infographic)
The total Irish spend on the sport industry is €2.4bn, putting it at the forefront with technologies developed at Irish research centres such as Adapt, Lero, CeADAR and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. 
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AND FINALLY

OTHER IDA NEWS:


Informatica to increase Dublin staff numbers to 250 as EMEA HQ opens

IDA Ireland and the BAI meet with potential investors in London 

BRE Global to transfer its CE marking business to new Dublin base

OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):

DCU designated as world’s first autism-friendly university

Cúram to grow new skin for chronic wounds as part of €4m EU project

Tech made in Ireland to play a key role in bringing AI into Windows 10
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