Medtronic will expand its presence in Galway with the creation of 200 research and development positions.
The investment comes as part of a $30 million investment by the medical technology company that has filled just over half of its R&D positions to date.
“These roles will support the development of products and services in the areas of coronary arteries, valvular and peripheral vascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias and pacing, hypertension and spinal injuries,” said Gerard, vice president of global manufacturing, vascular therapies and implants and country director Kilcommins.
Chemical analysis and biocompatibility positions will also be available to support the global laboratory services team.
Medtronic, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in Ireland this year, already employs 4,000 people across the country. In addition to manufacturing, Medtronic’s product development, customer innovation, global shared services, sustainability and process engineering businesses are based in Ireland.
Corporate headquarters are also in Dublin, with additional offices in Galway and Athlone.
Medtronic now treats 70 health conditions with its products and therapies.
“The 40th anniversary is an important milestone in Medtronic’s Irish history. Our locations in Ireland have played a significant role in the development of Medtronic from a medical device manufacturer to a global leader in healthcare technology,” added Mr. Kilcommins.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/medtronic-unveils-plans-to-create-200-r-and-d-jobs-in-galway-41841743.html Medtronic announces plans to create 200 R&D jobs in Galway