Pictured at last night’s event (L-R): Art Shannon, Rob Daly, PJ Moloney, Andrew Espejo, Ian Hyland, John Kiernan, Michael Finn, Paul Clifford, Stuart Dwyer, Mary Sheahan, James Granahan, Thomas O’Leary and Sean O’Keefe
Ireland’s most prominent life science leaders gathered at the Royal College of Physicians on Dublin’s Kildare Street at the launch of the Business & Finance Life Science 50 edition.
The total life science sector – across medical devices, pharma and bio – in Ireland exports more than €45bn annually, employs over 50,000 people directly and includes operations of six of the top seven diagnostics companies.
Ireland’s life science scene has exploded in recent years. With annual exports worth approximately €8.5bn, we are heavyweights in the manufacture and distribution of medical products.
While this for many years been an area of strength for Ireland, increased FDI, along with talent shortages are changing the way life science professionals approach their roles.
Last night’s launch event celebrated all that is good within the sector as leaders gathered to discuss opportunities for innovation and growth in Ireland.