Medical technology firm Becton Dickinson has opened a new research facility at Plassey Technological Park in Limerick, adding 85 new jobs. The new global research facility is expected to drive the company’s international growth and has been designated as a centre of excellence.
Becton Dickinson, who currently employ 1,300 people throughout Ireland in facilities across Drogheda, Dun Laoghaire and two sites in Limerick, has invested 21 million euros into its new research and development facility. Extensive renovation to a pre-used site has taken place in the Castletroy campus, which is close to the University of Limerick. Becton Dickinson have will collaborate with local universities to develop new technical capabilities.
The facility will concentrate on product and software development, clinical research instrumentation and prototype development, primarily for its life science business.