Having been announced as the winner of the 2015 Zenith Award for respiratory care excellence, the Irish medtech company Aerogen has also announced it has plans to create 20 jobs to be filled in 2016.
Aerogen were nominated for the award by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), which decided that the Irish company was a worthy winner for the second time in three years.
As it turns out, Galway-based Aerogen was one of just six companies chosen from more than 400 eligible medtech suppliers to receive the award for its aerosol drug-delivery technology.
Currently employing 100 people in Ireland, Aerogen has had a particularly good year from its perspective, having hired 17 staff here for this year, coinciding with business growth of 30pc.
Following two new product launches in 2015 the company says it will create 20 jobs to expand its influence in the aerosol drug-delivery market.
Among the new roles to be created across the company will be positions in design, marketing, quality and regulatory affairs.
Covered previously on Siliconrepublic.com, the company’s product uses a vibrating mesh technology it developed to control the dispensing of a drug to a patient and it is now used by more than 80pc of the hospitals in Ireland and over 1,000 hospitals in the US.
Commenting on its award win, Aerogen’s CEO John Power said: “We are honoured to once again receive the 2015 Zenith Award and delighted to be held in such high regard by respiratory care therapists and healthcare practitioners who work every day to improve patients’ lives. I must also pay tribute to our great team and the support they offer our valued customers.”
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