EirGen Pharma to create 40 jobs for south-east Ireland
(From left) Senator Maurice Cummins; Tom Brennan, chief technical officer, EirGen Pharma; Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland; and Patsy Carney, chief executive officer of EirGen Pharma. Photo by Dylan Vaughan

EirGen Pharma to create 40 jobs for south-east Ireland

9 May 2014762 Views

Irish pharmaceutical company EirGen Pharma is to create 40 jobs for highly skilled graduates and experienced professionals on the back of opening its international headquarters in Waterford.

EirGen Pharma has made a €4m investment in a state-of-the-art high-containment facility, enabling the company to specialise in the development, registration and manufacture of oncology products for global markets.

"We are delighted to be making this significant jobs announcement," said Patsy Carney, CEO of EirGen Pharma.

"Since EirGen's inception, we have been committed to high-tech job creation for the south-east."

The life-sciences sector is the fastest-growing area of Ireland's export industry, added Tom Brennan, chief technical officer.

"We hope that our continuing efforts will inspire other high-end technology companies to invest – and re-invest – in the region, providing further opportunities for employment growth while driving forward efforts to secure Ireland's future as the location-of-choice for world-leading, research and manufacturing industries," Brennan said.

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