Northern Ireland-based Cirdan Imaging is investing £2m into its Lisburn operation, creating 46 jobs to help with international growth.
With offices in Australia and Canada, Lisburn company Cirdan Imaging is eyeing further growth after allocating £2m for R&D investment, creating dozens of jobs in the process.
The R&D project is in collaboration with Northern Ireland’s Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), with Invest NI putting forward £1.4m worth of support for the programme.
“Hospital labs are undergoing a major transformation as they adopt the new workflows and instrumentation required for the emerging precision medicine model of healthcare,” said Hugh Cormican, CEO of the company.
“Working with QUB, we intend to be at the forefront of this change, supporting laboratories globally to meet this demand.
Cormican said the new jobs would help Cirdan identify new markets, with the R&D investment providing for new products and greater supply chains into North America and Oceania.
Cirdan specialises in developing medical devices and software used in surgery and cancer diagnosis by pathologists and radiologists.
In its portfolio, the company has a laboratory information system called Ultra and a pathology imaging solution, VividPath. These systems have a growing customer base among many public and private hospital laboratories.
“The new, high-salaried jobs will focus on building the company’s customer base in new markets, ensuring Cirdan is in the best possible position to capitalise on new opportunities and grow its business,” said Invest NI CEO, Alastair Hamilton.
“Our support is helping this innovative company to scale up quickly. This is part of a strategic focus to support our smaller companies to realise their full potential and become our major employers of the future.”
The 46 jobs will offer an average salary of £33,500.
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