Irish medical devices firm VistaMed is to create 125 new jobs at its manufacturing facilities in Carrick-on-Shannon and Rooskey in Co Leitrim by the end of this year.
Currently employing 250 people in Ireland, VistaMed provides catheters and extrusion products to the global medical device industry and is a Helix Medical joint venture partner.
The announcement is part of a new investment programme of more than €7m, supported by Enterprise Ireland. Recruitment for these positions is ongoing and positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2014.
It came as VistMed officially opened a state-of-the-art 35,000 sq ft extension to its Carrick-on-Shannon facility, which managing director Patrick Mulholland said would allow it to offer a more comprehensive design and development service.
The extension includes 12,000 sq ft of cleanroom which is required to meet the growing need for diverse braided catheter assemblies, as well as a new area dedicated to thermoplastic extrusion which is recognised as best-in-class for the stringent catheter tubing requirements.
VistaMed has also developed a dedicated R&D engineering laboratory.
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