Ireland’s largest privately-owned contract laboratory, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS), is celebrating 25 years in business with the creation of 100 new jobs over the next two years as the MedTech sector continues to grow.
Set up in 1994 in Ros Muc, Connemara, and with a second facility CLS MedPharma in Galway city in 2008, the company currently employees a workforce of 191 who cater for a portfolio of over 600 Irish and international clients.
CLS MedPharma provides sampling, testing, fully trained analysts on contract and first-in-class managed solutions to MedTech, biopharma and pharmaceutical clients, while CLS Ros Muc caters for the equivalent services to environmental and food clients.
It was announced today that 78 of the new positions will be at CLS MedPharma to manage new projects and the expansion of existing contracts covering roles for microbiology and analytical analysts in Galway as well as at client sites in Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Waterford and Sligo.
The CLS Ros Muc water and environmental services will be recruiting 18 environmental science graduates and food microbiologists while the remaining four positions will cover new appointments in marketing, sales and finance.
Speaking at Med in Ireland, Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen said, "The news of 100 new jobs is fantastic for Connemara and the West region. Complete Laboratory Solutions has been a long-established name in the region since 1994 and has built a reputation as a great employer. The company is also acknowledged as a leading service provider in the pharma sector, providing expertise to deliver world-leading medical innovation. Today’s milestone announcement by CLS is a very positive reinforcement of our position in the global pharmaceutical and medical testing sector."
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CLS, Evelyn O’Toole added, "Our workforce expansion demonstrates our maturity as an international player, and we have created the momentum to continue to grow and deliver exceptional service for our clients thanks to the vibrant MedTech industry in Ireland."