Tuesday 02 December 2014

New partnership announced to develop biomarker test for spontaneous preterm birth with Waters Corporation and INFANT. Prof. Louise Kenny and Dr. Anthony Morrissey of INFANT, Cork and Mike Harrington, Waters Corporation pictured here in Washington DC with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, SFI.

Attending an event hosted by the Irish Science Foundation Ireland to celebrate links between Irish science and US industry as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival, the Taoiseach welcomed the significant announcement for all parties.

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD said, “This partnership is further evidence of the great progress Ireland has made in developing partnerships between industry and academia to deliver excellence in research and innovation. This new research programme has potential to make a real difference to the health of mothers and babies. I congratulate both INFANT and the Waters Corporation on this endeavour and have no doubt we will hear more about the progress of this project as it develops.”