Wednesday, 27th June 2012
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. on Monday last announced that Irish pharmaceutical manufacturer EirGen Pharma is to create 30 new jobs in Waterford, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
EirGen Pharma is an export-focused, Irish pharmaceutical company that specialises in the development, licensing and manufacture of highly specialised oncology drugs for the global pharmaceutical market. The jobs are being created to support the increased focus on in-house R&D of a range of oncology products for global markets.
Making the announcement Minister Bruton said:
"A central part of the Government's plan for jobs and growth is creating a powerful engine of indigenous, export-focused companies. Today's announcement that EirGen, an Irish pharmaceuticals manufacturing company founded by two former employees of a large multinational in the sector, is expanding with the creation of 30 jobs is great news for Waterford and for indigenous industry.
"EirGen is a prime example of the successful companies that will help drive our economic recovery. 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."
EirGen's co-founder, Mr. Patsy Carney, added:
We are delighted to announce an additional 30 new highly skilled jobs jobs for 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 over 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."
Congratulating EirGen, Enterprise Ireland's Regional Director for the South East Enda McDonnell said:
"EirGen Pharma is an ambitious, innovative Irish company that is achieving strong export-led growth based on their quality of product and service, innovative capabilities and customer focus. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with the company since its foundation in 2005 and looks forward to continuing to support their investment and helping them to win new business contracts
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