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Life Science "Cluster" Initiative

The Applied Research Enhancement (ARE) Programme supported by Enterprise Ireland and the National Development Plan has funded 17 ARE Centres including ICBC. These centres are located in 11 different Institutes of Technology around Ireland and have been funded for 3 - 5 years for a total financial commitment of €29.7M.

The ARE centres are focused in 3 different technology areas; ICT & Software, Bio Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical and Bio-Medical Devices & Materials.

Given the complementary research areas and capabilities of the centres in each of these technology areas, the decision to "cluster" the centres into technology clusters has created a diverse ecosystem enabling a broader and deeper level of engagement with industry as a collective, if and where appropriate.

We are delighted to be working in this cluster with two other outstanding ARE Centres; PMBRC and Shannon ABC.

PMBRC (Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre) is based in Waterford Institute of Technology and has established substantial links with the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the south east of Ireland and beyond. PMBRC has extensive knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical science, drug delivery and processTechnologies. As well as industrial collaboration, the PMBRC is involved in the commercialisation of research and the generation of intellectual property. PMBRC is managed by Niall O'Reilly (noreilly@wit.ie), and you can find out more by contacting Niall, or visiting their website at http://pmbrc.org

Shannon ABC (Applied Biotechnology Centre) is a unique collaboration between Limeric IT and the IT Tralee. The Centre develops innovative products and ingredients from natural resources using novel processes to obtain value added food products, food flavours and medicinal products. These products will be used to create, enhance or add value to existing products in the food, healthcare and developing neutraceutical industries. More information can be obtained by connecting with Benjamin Bradley (benjamin.bradley@staff.ittralee.ie) or visiting their website (Shannon ABC).

Our plan is to work on both internal and external projects together. Watch this space for future updates and contact me directly if you have an interest in working with us in this new initiative.


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