US medical device maker Biomerics will open its first European plant in Galway, a move that will create 40 jobs over the next five years.
The 2,000 square foot Galway facility will focus on research and development of balloon catheters for use in future medical devices and applications.
The center will also function as an extension of Biomerics’ current operations at its Athens, Texas facility.
It will be the company’s second plant outside of the United States, with the other plant located in Costa Rica.
The company said it made the decision to base itself in Galway because of the existing cluster of medical device companies in the area, as well as access to a pool of skilled labour, suppliers and vendors. The expansion is also supported by IDA Ireland.
“Our focus will be on next-generation technologies, including micro and sensor balloons,” said Todd McFarland, President of Biomerics FMI.
“Additionally, the facility will provide increased capacity to support our strategic customers in the intervention markets we serve.”
“We are always looking for new ways to innovate as it is the lifeblood of any business and adding a location here in Ireland helps us increase our efforts and strengthen our vision,” said Chief Executive Travis Sessions.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/us-firm-biomerics-to-create-40-jobs-in-galway-41702172.html US company Biomerics wants to create 40 jobs in Galway