Zeltiq to create 60 new jobs
Medical technology firm Zeltiq is to set up a new manufacturing facility in Galway, creating 60 new jobs over the next year and a half.
The US company, which employs 600 people worldwide, also said it would locate other functions at the Galway base to support its manufacturing. One of the firm's major exploits is CoolSculpting,inset, a non-invasive fat reduction procedure.
Zeltiq chief executive Mark Foley expressed his delight in investing in Galway.
"With millions of CoolSculpting treatments performed in more than 70 countries around the world, Zeltiq is firmly establishing itself as a global leader in the non-invasive fat reduction market, which is the fastest growing segment in the aesthetics space," he said.
Jobs minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor welcomed the addition of the new jobs for the western region.
"Ireland already has a dynamic and vibrant medical technologies sector and we are keen to expand its footprint," the Minister said.
"Zeltiq's new manufacturing facility and the valuable jobs and economic impact to be created will enhance Ireland's attractiveness for further similar investments," she added.