The Irish medtech company has announced a new manufacturing operation for Shannon, which will result in more than 90 new staff members.
Aerogen received backing from the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund in 2019 to create bioengineered exosome therapeutics for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It was named Irish Medtech Company of the Year last year.
The business has now installed new equipment in the former Molex building, which is based in the Shannon Industrial Estate in County Clare. Recruitment has already begun for positions across engineering, manufacturing, operations and quality assurance.
Dr Brendan Hogan, its Senior Vice-President of Engineering and Operations said: “We have had very positive collaborations with industry, academia and service providers in the mid-west region in the past and we look forward to building on these and creating new relationships in the region.”
“We are utilising our significant investment in plant and equipment there as well as having access to a pool of skilled workers and well-qualified and competent staff in the mid-west region.”
“New equipment and tooling has been installed and Aerogen will be making further investments there to continue the growth trajectory of the company as it further expands existing business and develops new markets.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, said: “Aerogen, which started in Galway, is now a world-leading medtech company and Enterprise Ireland has been proud to support its development in recent years.”
“I know that the excellent relationships built up between industry and third-level institutions in the mid-west, as well as a very skilled and dedicated workforce, were important factors in Aerogen’s decision to locate in Shannon.”
Stephen Creaner, an executive director at Enterprise Ireland, added: “90 new high-quality jobs will be created and the work carried out at the new Shannon facility will contribute to Aerogen’s reputation as a leader in medtech innovation.”
“The technology that Aerogen creates improves healthcare treatment on a global level and its innovation is playing an important role in helping people recover from Covid-19.”
To find out more about the jobs available at Aerogen, visit their careers site here.