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Medtech Firm Vitalograph Set to Create 60 Further Jobs for Limerick and Clare

UK medtech firm Vitalograph has announced a significant expansion with the creation of 60 new jobs across its Limerick City and Ennis sites.

The new roles are set to bring its global headcount to 500, 350 of which will be based in Ireland. 

Vitalograph is a family-owned business founded sixty years ago in Buckinghamshire in the UK, however, the firm’s primary research and development hub and manufacturing site has been in Ennis since 1974. 

In 2022, the respiratory diagnostic producer expanded its operations further, opening a new office on Cecil Street in Limerick following a €10m investment.

The company designs and manufactures medical devices that help clinicians detect and manage respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis. The new roles include positions in clinical trial support, engineering, IT and finance and will be spread across both its Limerick and Ennis sites. 

The firm’s latest hiring spree marks its second in two years, with the company announcing the creation of 200 additional jobs last year following its €10m investment.

Out of the 60 new jobs announced as part of the firm’s “strategic move” to meet global demand, 50 will be data processing roles, with Vitalograph increasing its capabilities for clinical support trials. 

Chief People Officer at Vitalograph, Ambrose Downey, said, “Ireland’s leadership in the MedTech sector is well documented; we punch well above our weight. Vitalograph is no exception. This recruitment drive is a strategic move to meet the increasing global demand for our respiratory diagnostic solutions and clinical trial services. Vitalograph is having a meaningful impact tackling some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges, and by building skilled teams, we will be able reach its fullest potential.”

Source: Irish Examiner

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