Medical device manufacturer Nypro Healthcare has announced that it is to create over 200 new high-quality jobs in Ireland. The company, which already has a base in Bray, Co Wicklow, is to establish an additional manufacturing facility in Waterford. This facility will result in the creation of over 200 jobs in phase one, which is expected to increase in subsequent years. The new Waterford base will manufacture advanced respiratory and injectable devices for global healthcare and pharmaceutical customers. Nypro says it will require healthcare automation engineers and technicians, healthcare quality engineers and technicians, operations managers, program managers, team leaders and operators. “Nypro has operated in Ireland in Bray since 1980 and in recent years, our healthcare business has grown significantly,” commented James O’Gorman, Nypro’s vice president of Drug Delivery and Diagnostics. “Our latest growth phase is built upon the skills, work ethic, creativity and drive of our Nypro Ireland team. I’d like to thank Nypro Inc, the Irish Government, IDA, Waterford City Council, FAS and our Nypro Ireland team for their continued support and look forward to further growth of our Irish operations in future years.” Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said the south east had suffered disproportionately from unemployment over the years. “Shortly after taking office, I established the South East Forum with a plan to address these problems. Since then, we’ve seen major progress, including several significant jobs announcements and a tripling of the number of site visits by IDA Ireland. Today’s announcement is an enormous boost for the region,” added Bruton.