Abbott Diagnostics Longford was named Medtech Company of the Year at the Irish Medical Technology Industry Awards in the Clontarf Castle Hotel, last night.
The awards were jointly hosted by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
Abbott Diagnostics Longford manufactures diagnostic tests, also known as reagents, for distribution across the globe to hospitals and laboratories. The product portfolio includes reagents for the detection of thyroid, fertility / pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic markers.
Abbott Diagnostics Longford Site Director, Ciaran Corcoran said, "We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of all our employees in Abbott Diagnostics Longford. Through their creativity and relentless focus on our vision of ‘World Class Performance in Everything We Do,’ they have delivered truly outstanding and sustainable results. We would like to thank the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland for this award. We are incredibly humbled to be honoured in such a way by our peers in the Irish medtech sector."
Director of the IMDA Sinead Keogh said: "It's been nearly a decade since we launched the awards and in that time the sector has prospered with the number of companies in Ireland rising to over 400 this year.
"Since the beginning of 2014, over 2,000 jobs have been announced in the sector. It's vital that strategic sectors which drive regional growth are supported: tonight's winners Abbott Diagnostic Longford, AventaMed in Cork and the University of Limerick highlight regional successes."