Pharmaceutical company MSD has officially opened two new facilities at their existing Brinny site near Innishannon, Cork. The two new facilities, the Brinny Bioassay Centre of Expertise and the Brinny Pneumococcal Vaccine Conjugation Facility, represent a financial investment of €28.6 million and the provision of 70 jobs.
Irish consumers spent €2.96 billion online in 2010 according to research published earlier this week by Visa Europe. This represents an increase of 39% from 2009 figures, where an estimated €2.13 billion worth of purchases took place.
According to market research firm Gartner, Android will power almost half of the world’s smartphone market by 2015. Android, Google’s mobile device operating system, will continue to see phenomenal growth in 2011, as it has done throughout last year, and finish with over 38% market share by the end of this year.