Mallinckrodt, a Dublin-based pharmaceutical company, is to create 45 jobs at its new global medical device engineering centre at its campus in Blanchardstown.
The roles created will be in several disciplines including product design, core electronics, electro-mechanical engineering and software development.
The opening of this new R&D facility, which has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, brings Mallinckrodt’s total investment at its Cruiserath Road location to €95m.
“This new global device engineering facility allows us to centralize our device R&D skills and expertise in developing the next generation of products for a number of important and rare conditions to make a significant difference to the lives of patients,” Mark Trudeau, president and ceo of Mallinckrodt, said.
The announcement was welcomed by the deputy mayor of Fingal County Council, Councillor Eithne Loftus, who said that Fingal was witnessing considerable investment in R&D and technology from both Irish and international companies.
“The Council is committed to supporting investments with responsive services and co-operation in the interests of job creation and the economic development of Fingal,” Loftus said.