Manufacturer of single-use components and systems within the biotech industry to create 50 jobs and invest €1 million in manufacturing and clean room facilities.

Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan TD has announced that ARTeSYN Biosolutions, the manufacturer of single-use solutions for biopharma processing, is to significantly expand its Waterford operations by adding 50 roles in production, engineering, customer service and research and development over the next three years at its facilities in the Six Cross Roads Business Park, Co Waterford.

Increases consumables and overall production capacity

The expansion of the site increases the company’s consumables and overall production capacity by an additional 2,200 ft².

The company which has invested more than €1 million in its manufacturing and cleanroom facilities employs 24 people in Co Waterford.

Due to the increase in demand for its components and systems by global companies in the biopharma sector, ARTeSYN Biosolutions has identified Waterford as a key site from which to supply its growing customer base.

Jonathan Downey, operations director of ARTeSYN’s Waterford headquarters said: “This is a great development for ARTeSYN Biosolutions and marks a significant expansion of our Waterford manufacturing operations which allows us to ensure that we can increasingly support our global biotechnology customers in the development and production of next generation therapies to treat and cure serious illnesses.

"Having our global headquarters in Waterford illustrates the confidence that companies like ours, with a global footprint, have in Ireland.

"Our expansion plans, although ambitious, are achievable through the support of the Irish manufacturing ecosystem and we are looking forward to the further development of our manufacturing operations at our Irish and European facilities.”

'Enable abundance in medicine'

Michael Gagne, founder & CXO of ARTeSYN Biosolutions said: "As we expand our global manufacturing capabilities to ensure our increasing ability to enable abundance in medicine, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Irish facilities.

"ARTeSYN Biosolutions has been committed to the establishment and development of our Waterford headquarters and we are excited about our expansion and increasing development of our operations in Ireland and beyond over the coming months and years."

Eileen Sharpe, divisional manager growth markets, Europe, emerging business and new forms of investment at IDA Ireland said: “ARTeSYN’s expansion adds to the significant cluster of Life Science companies in Waterford and the wider South East Region.

"The company’s investment in its manufacturing facility and its job creation plans are a great endorsement of not only the local management and but also the availability of talent in the region.”

The expansion is supported by the government through IDA Ireland.