2020 - IPHA

Counting on a Cancer Breakthrough

Professor Owen Smith, a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, OLCH, Crumlin, Dublin, explains how CAR-T cell therapy can produce an immune response in some children with leukaemia and some adults with lymphoma. This film, part of our new ‘Innovate For Life’ content, is a two-hander featuring Professor Smith and Karen O’Neill, his former patient who had acute myeloid leukaemia. Inspired by her consultant, Karen is now a paediatric doctor, bringing the story full circle.
Both now work at Children’s Health Ireland.

The Impact of Investment, AbbVie

In Sligo, AbbVie is a catalyst for new jobs and cures in the northwest. It is making medicines for the world and fuelling the local economy. Our story features Paul Deering, Editor of the Sligo Champion, John Ward, Managing Director, Ward Automation, Dr Jeremy Bird, Head of the Faculty of Science, IT Sligo, and Matt Kavanagh, Drug Product Operations Supervisor, AbbVie

Innovation in the Rural Economy, Astellas

In Killorglin, Astellas is making an anti-rejection treatment used by organ transplant patients all over the world. In this rural part of south Kerry, innovation is at the heart of the community. Our story features Anna Pokojska, a kidney recipient and Transplant Games athlete, Louis Collins, Executive Director, Kerry Operations, Astellas, Fergus Foley, a local guesthouse owner, and Megan Staunton, Site Energy Lead, Astellas.

The Promise of Science, Novartis

At Novartis in Dublin, scientists are working on gene therapy treatments for inherited retinal conditions. Our story features Professor David Keegan, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mater Private, Darragh O’Donovan, Clinical Scientific Expert, Novartis, Laura Brady, Head of Research, Fighting Blindness, and Audrey Derveloy, General Manager, Novartis.

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