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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Pharmachemical Ireland Announce 2013 Science Week Competition

€4,000 in scientific equipment to be awarded to winning secondary schools

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2013-- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), as part of this year’s Science Week and in conjunction with Pharmachemical Ireland, today extended an invitation to schools to win scientific equipment by participating in a poster competition. The theme of the competition, which is open to first-year students in secondary schools in the Dublin 15 / County Meath area, is “What Does Chemistry Mean to Me in My Everyday Life?” The first-place prize is €2500’s worth of scientific equipment; second- and third-place winners will receive equipment valued at €1000 and €500, respectively.

Posters will be judged on the basis of design, content and presentation. The closing date for entries is 20 December. Application forms and additional information on contest rules can be obtained at:

The objective of Science Week each year is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths and to demonstrate their importance to the future of Irish society and to the country’s economy. Co-ordinated by Science Foundation Ireland, Science Week 2013 runs from 10 to 17 November and is a collaboration of events run by Irish colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, community groups, researchers and students.

This week also marks the 20th anniversary of Mallinckrodt’s manufacturing plant in Damastown, Dublin 15 as well as the official launch of the company as a public limited company (plc) in Ireland.


Mallinckrodt is a global specialty pharmaceuticals business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and medical imaging agents. The company’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment includes branded and generic drugs, and the Global Medical Imaging segment includes contrast media and nuclear imaging agents. Mallinckrodt has approximately 5,500 employees worldwide with direct sales in roughly 70 countries. The company’s 2012 revenue totaled $2.1 billion. To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit

Source: Mallinckrodt

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