Ireland to get 300 Regeneron jobs in $300m manufacturing boost

Some 300 pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs are to be created over three years in Limerick, Ireland, by Regeneron, the New York-based specialist in biopharmaceuticals.

The Raheen Business Park in the western Irish city has stood vacant since last being occupied by technology company Dell, but Regeneron will start work in 2014, subject to local authority go-ahead, to create a biopharmaceutical campus for completion in 2016.

“Ireland has a highly educated workforce and a strong biopharma industry while the Irish Government has an unparalleled commitment to education and training for pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control and supply logistics.”

Daniel Van Plew, head of industrial operations and product supply, Regeneron.

The investment – towards which Mr Van Plew said the company was already in contact with local universities and colleges regarding future job opportunities – has been welcomed by Ireland’s ministers for finance, and jobs and enterprise.

 

Related news:

Pharma company plans to create 300 jobs in Limerick (The Irish Times)

300 high skilled jobs for Limerick as Regeneron invests US$300m (Silicon Republic).

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Regeneron careers information.

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