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  • 19th July 2017

    Applications open for CALIN PhD opportunity at Swansea University in Three Dimensional (3D) Cell Culture Models

    Image: Applications open for CALIN PhD opportunity at Swansea University in Three Dimensional (3D) Cell Culture Models

    A PhD studentship is available, funded by the Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme on the project entitled Celtic Advanced Life-science Innovation Network (CALIN).

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  • 28th June 2017

    New CALIN research position available at UCD's Centre for BioNano Interactions

    Image: New CALIN research position available at UCD's Centre for BioNano Interactions

    The Centre requires an Industrial Knowledge Transfer Fellow who is ambitious, high-­calibre graduate with at least an Upper Second Class Degree in a subject related to the needs of the CALIN Operation. Projects are industrially focused and cover areas including: -Nanobioscience, nanomedicine, nanodiagnostics, nanosafety -Health impact of nanoparticles -Applications of bionanoscience for therapy and diagnostics -Novel and creative uses of nanoscale science for advanced life science innovation.

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  • 28th June 2017

    Success All Round during Celtic Life Sciences Event Sponsored by CALIN

    Image: Success All Round during Celtic Life Sciences Event Sponsored by CALIN

    Companies, academics, investors, experts, advisors and enabling organisations were brought together to explore new markets, grow their businesses, and trade effectively, in both the UK and Ireland as part of the first Celtic Connections Life Sciences Conference.

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  • 23rd June 2017

    CALIN Professor, Steve Conlan, Publishes New Review on Biological Nanoparticles

    Image:  CALIN Professor, Steve Conlan, Publishes New Review on Biological Nanoparticles

    Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease. Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded.

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  • 14th June 2017

    CALIN to Sponsor Celtic Life Sciences Event Bringing Welsh and Irish Sectors Together.

    Image: CALIN to Sponsor Celtic Life Sciences Event Bringing Welsh and Irish Sectors Together.

    A UNIQUE event bringing together the life sciences sectors from Wales and Ireland will be held at the Life Sciences Hub Wales, on June 20. The Celtic Connections Life Sciences Conference will bring together companies, academics, investors, experts and advisors, enabling organisations to explore new markets, grow their business, and trade effectively, in both the UK and Ireland.

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  • 7th May 2017

    Life Sciences Network CALIN launches in Ireland and Wales

    Image: Life Sciences Network CALIN launches in Ireland and Wales

    Nanomedicine, cell biology, wearable sensor systems, smart implants: these are some of the areas of research in life sciences which will be boosted by a new network of experts who are based in Wales and Ireland, which was recently launched with events in both countries.

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  • 11th April 2017

    CALIN Launch Events a Success in Ireland and Wales

    Image: CALIN Launch Events a Success in Ireland and Wales

    The CALIN project is set to push boundaries in the life-science sector following its hugely successful launch events in Ireland and Wales last month. The Irish launch event at Tyndall National Institute showcased a range of expertise including cell biology, nanomedicine, wearable sensor systems and smart implants.

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  • 31st March 2017

    Irish Guide Dogs tune into a dog's mind with new technology

    Image: Irish Guide Dogs tune into a dog's mind with new technology

    IN A bid to better understand its dogs, Irish Guide Dogs is harnessing new technology to tune into their world. Last year, the organisation trained a medical alert dog for a visually impaired person with diabetes. “He was trained to alert her when her blood sugar dropped to a certain level and she was then prompted to take her insulin,” says David McCarthy, client engagement and services manager with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB). The experience got McCarthy thinking: “Are there things happening with the dogs that we can’t see? And is there a way to read that information?”

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Funders

  • EU Funds: Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020
  • EU Structural Funds Ireland
  • Sputhern Regional Assembly
  • European Regional Development Fund