Posted Apr 5, 2022



Janssen Sciences are expanding their supply chain facility in Cork. The site in Ringaskiddy will see an investment of €150m alongside the possible creation of 180 jobs. The investment is the first announced for Cork within the Life Science sector this year. There is no doubt that brighter days are ahead and further investment for the region is likely, given its innovative business environment and skilled population.

Irish Tech News report that to meet the needs of Ireland’s growing STEM industry, at least 20% of Ireland’s children and young learners in schools will need to consider a career in STEM. Take part in our poll and let us know when you first considered a career in STEM, and share your thoughts in the comments!

Along with this news, we have highlighted some of the major news stories from March as well as upcoming events, so that you can stay updated with the industry.




Janssen to expand Cork facility with possible creation of 180 jobs

The facility, which is part of the Johnson & Johnson group, will see a €150 million investment.

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MSD aims to create more than 100 jobs at Carlow facility

Pharmaceutical giant MSD,  is planning to build a manufacturing facility in Co Carlow which could create more than 100 long-term jobs.

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AstraZeneca’s Alexion to amplify the voices of rare disease, with a focus on diversity in diagnosis

For this year’s Rare Disease Day, Alexion, AstraZeneca’s rare disease division, joined with EURORDIS, Rare Diseases Europe, to bring awareness to these lesser-known diseases.

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Why Ireland is well placed to capitalise on advances in healthcare technology

As the medical devices sector evolves rapidly, Ireland’s medtech industry has all the necessary components to build on next-generation manufacturing, product development and digital innovation.

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Ireland wants young learners to consider a career in stem

In order to meet the anticipated trajectory for STEM in Ireland, at least 20% of Ireland’s children and young learners in schools to consider a career in STEM

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What’s it like working as a process engineer in the bio-pharma industry?

Take a look at a typical day in the life of a Process Engineer at Janssen Sciences in Cork as well as the variety of projects, tools and skills that can be acquired

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