Pharma manufacturer Hovione announces 48 new jobs for Cork

Hovione will be hiring several positions across quality control, quality analysis, warehouse operations and production operations by the end of this year.

Hovione, is a contract pharmaceutical-manufacturing  and particle-engineering company in Cork, and has announced a number of new positions. The 48 new jobs follow a partnership agreement between Hovione and Ligand, a biopharma company based in San Diego, California.

These companies will work together to increase production of Captisol, a product that can improve the solubility and stability of drugs. Captisol is used in the Covid-19 treatment Veklury produced by US pharma company Gilead.

The selected candidates will be based on-site at Hovione’s in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, which has been in operation for over 10 years and currently has over 200 Hovione employees in Cork. It also has staff members around the world, with facilities in the USA, China, Portugal, India, Japan, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Recruitment for the roles is underway and the team plan to fill them by the end of 2020.

Source : Silicone Republic