Vitalograph to create 200 new jobs in Limerick and Ennis

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Vitalograph chief executive Frank Keane.

DIAGNOSTIC device manufacturer Vitalograph has announced a €10 million investment as it expands its operations to create 200 new jobs in Limerick and Ennis over the next two years.

The company is opening new sites at the Engine Innovate Building in Limerick City and the Clare Technology Park in Ennis to accommodate the high value new jobs that will support the rapid growth of its global clinical trials and healthcare business.

A significant investment is also being made in its existing manufacturing plant in Ennis as the company brings the production of its consumables from Asia to Ireland to achieve efficiencies of scale, increase stability of supply and reduce its carbon footprint.

Based in Ennis since 1974, Vitalograph is a global leader in respiratory diagnostics, developing and manufacturing medical diagnostical devices for all levels of the respiratory healthcare sector, and delivering full-service clinical trial solutions to pharmaceutical companies around the world.

Its clinical trial solutions, which have doubled in the last two years, are recognised among the best in the world for drug trials with a respiratory focus. It is the only company in the world to offer objective cough monitoring to leading commercial pharmaceutical companies, biotech, and research organisations.

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Chief executive Frank Keane said these latest expansion plans reflect Vitalograph’s pioneering spirit as it continues to embrace new opportunities and play a significant role in improving patient lives.

“We have become an important catalyst behind the efficacy of the respiratory therapies being developed by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and I would like to acknowledge the contribution our staff have made to our ongoing success.”

“We’re excited to open new offices in Limerick and Ennis. This gives us an opportunity to leverage the diverse talent pool in the Mid West region to make a real impact on the management of respiratory disease”.

Vitalograph is seeking candidates to fill a range of roles at all levels including data analysis, site support services, software engineering  quality assurance and information technology support.

See vitalograph.ie for details.