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02 February, 2016
Creganna Medical Group, which is owned by Permira Funds, makes medical equipment and devices that are used in minimally invasive procedures. Communication equipment maker TE Connectivity announced it is to purchase the Galway-based medical device maker for $895 million.
03 February, 2016
The company said today that the European Commission granted conditional marketing authorisation for Tagrisso to treat patients with a certain type of lung cancer
08 February, 2016
Speciality drug business Sigmoid Pharma has agreed to buy the Irish business of Japanese pharmaceutical equipment group Freund. The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, will see it acquire a manufacturing plant in Tullamore along with research and development facilities and other assets.
11 February, 2016
Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations. Chanelle, which already employs 375 people, is making a €70 million investment that will double its production capacity and add to its research and development capabilities, as it looks to break into the US market for generic drugs.
15 February, 2016
The company company will add the roles to its existing Irish workforce of more than 2,000 staff. MSD’s Carlow facility will receive the bulk of the new positions with 110 new jobs to be filled, while 50 will be created at its Cork base and a further 40 in Tipperary.
16 February, 2016
The 100 jobs will all be highly-skilled research and development jobs across the areas of chemical engineering, sciences and analytics.
17 February, 2016
Stryker which employs almost 1,000 people in Ireland will acquire US-based Physio-Control which makes devices such as defibrillators for emergency treatment of cardiac arrests.
26 February, 2016
GSK, who last year celebrated 40 years in Cork, employs 450 employees at the Cork site. The global healthcare company employs over 1,800 staff across four locations in Ireland. – Cork, Dublin, Waterford and Sligo.
29 February, 2016
US medical diagnostics firm Alere is to create 40 new jobs at its Galway facility as part of an expansion plan for its Irish operation. The medtech firm plans to triple the number of its carried out at its operation in Ballybrit, resulting in over 150 million rapid diagnostic tests being carried out.