BD opens new state of the art R & D facility, creating 85 new jobs for Limerick

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BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the creation of 85 new high- tech positions for the Limerick region.

The announcement was made by Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen. Minister Breen officially opened BD’s Research Centre Ireland (RCI) in Limerick’s National Technology Park today.

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“This announcement by BD is a vote of confidence in the Mid-West region as a destination for high and medical technology companies. It will provide excellent employment opportunities and contribute greatly to the local economy of the region,” the minister commented.

BD provides solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management and infection prevention and support the management of diabetes.

The 85 new roles are for a variety of highly skilled positions such as software, hardware and systems engineering, scientists, and technical management, with the majority being brought on-stream by the end of this year.

Speaking at the announcement, Dennis Gilbert, Senior Vice President for R & D at BD said:

“BD’s decision to open our global research centre here in Limerick is based on the region’s highly skilled talent, our strong relationships with local universities and Limerick’s stellar reputation as an important Life Sciences hub.”

More details to come…

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