Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Ireland, Ltd. yesterday opened the new extension to its laboratory facility in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
The company is located in the IDA Business Park, where the new laboratory extension expands the previously 4,300m2 facility by an additional 4,400m2, more than doubling the facility footprint.
The company is part of the Eurofins Group and focuses on analytical testing to support the development of new medicines by pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. The work done at the Dungarvan laboratories provides important insights that further the development of safe, effective medication to help manage infections and cure disease.
The new extension will primarily house the Bioanalytics and Molecular Cell Biology departments, in particular introducing new technologies such as Bioassay, ELISA and qPCR. All of these will offer clients increased flexibility within the Eurofins network, as key testing capabilities are now all available at one site.
Eurofins BioPharma say the new laboratory boasts the latest in laboratory equipment, enabling the highly skilled staff to work with the most modern instruments and technologies, in order to provide fast, accurate information for their customers.
Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing is already one of the major local employers in the region, employing 250 staff on site and an additional 250 staff located within clients’ facilities. With yesterday’s opening of the lab extension, the company is looking to hire additional employees across a number of departments including, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry and their bespoke Professional Scientific Services (PSS) programme.
In addition, there are opportunities in various support functions as well as attractive managerial positions for which the company is now hiring.
In order to attract the right candidates, who are interested in bringing their dedication and expertise to Eurofins, the company is holding an Open Day on 13th October. Those interested in attending this event with a view to joining the Eurofins team are invited to register their attendance by e-mailing MyFuture@eurofins.com by 5 October.
Speaking this week, Eurofins’ BioPharma Product Testing Managing Director, Carmel Fitzpatrick said, "The opening of the new laboratory extension today marks an important milestone in our company’s long history. For over 30 years, we have supported the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in its work to develop new medication to improve health and well-being, most recently as part of the Eurofins Group."
She added, "The investment into new laboratory space is a reflection of the increased demands of our customers and at the same time testament to the positive impact the dedication and hard work of our staff have made. I am looking forward to welcoming many new colleagues to our new facility, in order to provide the continuously high standard of testing and results to our growing client base."