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Thursday 18 September 2014

Hi-tech operations create 300 new jobs

Published 25/01/2014 | 02:30

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Michael ODonnell Site Director BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland Ltd, Jean-Jacque Bienaime CEO BioMarin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD and  Dr. Robert Baffi, Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, BioMarin pictured at the official launch manufacturing operations at BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland in Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, officially launched the construction, validation and commissioning phase of manufacturing operations at BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland in collaboration with IDA Ireland. The event highlighted the significant progress made since the global biotech company entered the region in August 2011 with exciting expansion plans for the 2013-2015 timeframe for the site which will manufacture products to treat rare genetic orphan diseases.
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Michael ODonnell Site Director BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland Ltd, Jean-Jacque Bienaime CEO BioMarin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD and Dr. Robert Baffi, Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, BioMarin.

IRELAND celebrated a job boost of 300 thanks to two major technology investments.

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Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton hailed the jobs as "a great day for Ireland" and proof that the economy remains very attractive for hi-tech investment.

US pharmaceutical firm BioMarin is recruiting 100 staff as part of their rollout of a Cork plant that will make drugs for the treatment of rare diseases.

The BioMarin plant, developed in a Ringaskiddy, Co Cork facility, earmarked for shutdown by Pfizer in 2009, already has 50 positions filled with a further 50 recruits to be in place by 2015.

The investment has also created 65 construction jobs.

BioMarin's Cork development represents the first time the firm has invested outside the US.

A further 200 jobs will be created by a new €30m Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).

The complex was described by former Tanaiste Mary Harney as Ireland's "truly world-class R&D centre".

The IPIC centre aims to help create 200 jobs in the photonic or light-energy sector by 2020.

Irish Independent

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