THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited

Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited generously supports the work of the Royal Irish Academy as a partner in the Academy’s corporate friend scheme.

Abbott is a diverse, global healthcare company which creates and distributes products that address the full range of healthcare needs – from disease prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cure. With nearly 70,000 employees worldwide and global sales of approximately $22 billion in 2014, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries. Abbott is headquartered in the United States, in north suburban Chicago, Illinois. In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 11 sites. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals. Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

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