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Repligen is to create 130 new jobs in Waterford

This project will add up to the 74 people already employed at the Artesyn Biosolutions facility acquired by Repligen in 2020.

Repligen Corporation is undergoing an expansion of its Waterford site which will see to create 130 new jobs. .

The life sciences company is building a new 3,000 sq m facility which will be a centre of excellence for single-use consumable products used in bioprocessing applications. The site currently hosts a 1,000 sq m facility employing 74 people, which was established by Ireland’s Artesyn Biosolutions before that company was aquired by Regligion in November of 2020

Repligen is a multinational that produces bioprocessing products for use in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Headquartered in Massachusetts, the company has sites across the United States and in Estonia, France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, as well as here in Ireland.

According to the company, the new building will be certified silver on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system from the US Green Building Council. The consumable products manufactured there will be used in filtration and chromatography systems during the production of vaccines and other biopharmaceutical products.

Commenting on the announcement, Leo Varadkar said: “This is excellent news from Repligen with the creation of 130 new jobs in Waterford. Waterford is on the move as a centre for jobs and investment.

This build-out is an important step in expanding capacity and establishing dual manufacturing sites for key single-use consumable products used in manufacture of biological drugs.

Dr Jonathan Downey, managing director at the Waterford facility, said: “Having delivered beyond our commitment in 2019 to bring new jobs to the region through our development of high-end manufacturing capabilities, we are energised and excited about our integration with Repligen and this next phase of growth.

Source : Silicon Republic

Engineers Ireland’s launchs Statement of Strategic Intent 2021 – 2023 by Taoiseach Micheál Martin

This statement will now take place online from 2pm on Monday, 18 January, the Statement of Strategic Intent 2021 – 2023 is intended to guide and inspire and shape our members and our staff as well as our partners in industry, academia and policy with whom we collaborate.

The Statement has been informed by a review of progress and performance against the outgoing Strategic Plan (2017 – 2020) as well as an internal organisational analysis and an examination of the significant external environmental factors which could impact the institution. 

This research taken has been combined with findings from an in-depth consultation process involving the Council of Engineers Ireland, Executive Board, staff, members and important stakeholders, including the general public, which helped to test and refine the ideas.

We have a large community of members in Ireland and overseas and a wide range of partners whose effort, expertise and influence significantly increase our reach and impact. Our members are the lifeblood of the institution and as such we recognise that their expertise, support and collaboration is vital to the success of the institution. Through this Statement of Strategic Intent, it is our ambition to strengthen our role as their professional development body.

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