An Spidéal-based Proxy Biomedical adding 35 jobs, €3.5m investment

18 Jul 2016

Medical device company Proxy Biomedical is putting €3.5m into an expansion at its facilities in Galway, with 35 jobs to follow.

Doubling its cleanroom manufacturing facilities, adding to its R&D capabilities and upping its workforce by an expected 35 jobs, Proxy Biomedical’s expansion is good news for the Gaeltacht region of Galway.

The highly-skilled roles that will follow the completion of the expansion will almost double Proxy Biomedical’s total workforce, bringing it to 75 in the area.

Proxy Biomedical

Údarás na Gaeltachta, which started working with the company back in 2008 when it moved into An Spidéal, is supporting the development.

The company designs biomaterials used in medical implant products, covering everything from stents and catheter supports to scaffolds and mesh solutions.

According to the Irish Times, Proxy Biomedical’s chief executive Peter Mulrooney eyes “ongoing growth and strategic development initiatives” on the back of the investment.

Announcements elsewhere

It has been a busy start to the week in terms of jobs announcements.

Sigmar Recruitment is planning a major drive to up its staff count, adding 150 to its currently 120-strong team by the end of 2018.

Looking to hire in Cork, Galway and Kerry, as well as at its Dublin base, Sigmar Recruitment will fill the first 50 of 150 total jobs by the end of this year, with an additional 50 each year until 2018.

In Cork, Compliance & Risks is adding 50 new jobs to its workforce over the next three years. The majority of these jobs will be based at its Cork HQ, across the areas of research, software development, client support, sales and account management.

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