Wednesday 16 January 2019

More than 100 jobs to be created as PCI opens new pharma packaging unit

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

More than 100 jobs will be created as PCI Pharma Services launched its new contained packaging facility in Co Louth.

The primary and secondary packaging of highly potent products will be carried out at the site in Drogheda.

PCI's new facility will lead to more than 70 new jobs over the next five years.

Since the pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider's acquisition of Millmount Healthcare in 2017, the team has expanded by around 30 people.

A further 50 new jobs will be created at PCI's facility in Stamullen, Co. Meath.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD welcomed the creation of the highly skilled new jobs.

"This is a great vote of confidence in what Ireland has to offer, especially in a regional location. It will provide additional facilities and services for our thriving pharmaceutical sector," she said.

The project is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland, and CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan described it as "excellent news".

"The availability of this range of clinical and pharmaceutical services will increase the attractiveness of Ireland as an international base for early stage speciality Biopharma companies," he said.

"It is also proof that Ireland is viewed as an attractive location in Europe for global companies seeking to provide stability around the evolving Brexit situation."

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