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Jobs boost for Limerick as medtech company announces 100 new posts

BD are investing €21 million to build a new research and development facility in the city.

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100 NEW JOBS have been announced in Limerick, with medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) set to open a new research and development facility in the city.

The company will invest €21 million to renovate the former UniGolf facility in the National Technology Park, to the east of Limerick city near the University.

Minister for Finance, and local TD, Michael Noonan said the announcement made him “very proud of Limerick”.

The company also has locations in Drogheda and Dublin. Its site in Dun Laoghaire has been in operation since 1969.

Its Irish operations involve the manufacture of medical devices, such as syringes and pen needles.

The Limerick centre of excellence for research will focus on product and software development, clinical research instrumentation and prototype development.

The chief medical officer at BD, Ellen Strahlman, said that the company was looking at collaborating with local universities to hire the best research and development professionals.

“Limerick will be very important for our strategic growth,” she added.

Noonan said that the announcement was the latest “in a series of quality job announcements in Limerick” and that it is “a further endorsement of the people of Limerick”.

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