Multi-million euro investment by EirGen Pharma to create 40 new jobs

By Business & Finance
09 May 2014

EirGen Pharma, the Waterford-based pharmaceutical company, has announced the creation of 40 new jobs at the official opening of its international headquarters today.

The event marks the company’s recent multi-million euro investment in a state-of-the-art, high-containment facility that has made the award-winning life sciences business a world leader in its field.

Using its purpose-built, high-containment facility, EirGen Pharma specialises in the development, registration and manufacture of oncology products for global markets.

Patsy Carney, chief executive officer of EirGen Pharma said: “We are delighted to be making this significant jobs announcement as we mark the recent €4m development and expansion of our state-of-the-art facility here in Waterford.

“Since EirGen’s inception, we have been committed to high-tech’ job creation for the South East and today’s announcement will offer exciting new career opportunities for both highly-skilled graduates and experienced professionals from within the pharmaceutical industry.”

Tom Brennan, chief technical officer added: “Official figures show that the Life Sciences sector is the fastest growing area of Ireland’s export industry. We hope that our continuing efforts will inspire other high-end technology companies to invest – and re-invest – in the region, providing further opportunities for employment growth while driving forward efforts to secure Ireland’s future as the location-of-choice for world-leading, research and manufacturing industries.”

Congratulating EirGen, Julie Sinnamon CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “EirGen Pharma is a stand out example of an ambitious; innovation-led Irish company that is achieving strong export-led growth. Enterprise Ireland is proud to have supported them since their establishment in 2005 and looks forward to continuing this support as they invest, create jobs and win new business contracts all over the world.”

EirGen Pharma was founded in 2005 by Tom Brennan, and Patsy Carney and since that time, has grown to over 70 staff and exports finished product to over 40 countries including all of Europe, US and Japan.