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Medical devices company to create 100 jobs at research division

A medical devices company is to create 100 jobs when it opens a research and development division.

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is to open a centre of excellence in Limerick in a 21 million euro investment in the national technology park.

The expansion, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland, will double the company's workforce in the city.

The new division will initially be focused on product and software development, clinical research instrumentation and prototype development, primarily for the company's life sciences businesses.

Ellen Strahlman, executive vice president R&D and chief medical officer for BD, said: " Customers will include hospitals, laboratories and clinics, reference laboratories, industrial laboratories, physicians' office practices, alternate site health care, academic and government institutions, and research facilities. Limerick will be very important for our strategic growth."

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