MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURER Boston Scientific has announced plans to invest €100 million in its Galway campus, adding 300 jobs to the operation.
The move will see the company increase the size of its Ballybrit plant by 40,000 square feet to be “powered by renewable energy,” the company said in a statement.
Opened in 2019, the facility is the company’s second on its Galway campus, where it has been present since 1994.
Boston Scientific says it exports almost four million medical devices from Galway each year, including heart stents and valves, vascular balloons and esophageal stents.
“This expansion reflects the significant contributions of our workforce here in Galway and the strength of the broader business and local community in the Western region,” said James Lyons, vice president of operations for Boston Scientific.
“In addition to investing in our physical space, we remain committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees can find opportunities to grow in their careers.”
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In a statement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin welcomed the move.
“This is a welcome investment in the medical technology industry in Galway and throughout the region, and reflects a real confidence in the quality and talent of the Irish workforce,” he said.
“Ireland has established itself as a world leader in the sector, with exciting opportunities to produce innovations that improve the health and quality of life of patients.”