Minister Bruton announces 30 R&D jobs at EirGen Pharma

25 Jun 2012

In more good news for the south-east, Ireland’s Minister Richard Bruton, TD, announced that EirGen Pharma will create 30 new jobs for Waterford, in an expansion supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

EirGen Pharma is an export-focused, Irish pharmaceutical company specialising in the development, licensing and manufacture of highly specialised oncology drugs. The jobs announced today will support in-house R&D on a range of oncology products for the global pharmaceutical market.

“We are delighted to announce an additional 30 new highly skilled jobs for EirGen Pharma,” said Patsy Carney, co-founder of EirGen Pharma. “Our continuing export-led growth is a fantastic endorsement of the achievements made by our staff to date to help us continue to grow our business in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are especially pleased and proud to be able to grow our employment levels in Waterford in these difficult economic times for our city.”

Carney and Tom Brennan, who previously worked for another multinational pharmaceutical company in the region, founded the Waterford-based pharma company in 2005. EirGen Pharma currently employs 50 people in Waterford.

“EirGen is a prime example of the successful companies that will help drive our economic recovery,” said Bruton. “Through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs, I am determined to ensure that we can see more announcements like this around the country over the coming years.”

R&D image via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

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