ICON plc, a Dublin-headquartered international provider of medical outsourcing, has announced plans to develop a new global innovation hub in Ireland. This project will create an estimated 200 jobs in IT, data analytics, clinical science, project management, finance and human resources.
The latest facilities are intended to aid the development of new technologies and clinical trial processes that will enable faster access to large volumes of clinical data.
CEO Ciaran Murray said: “As innovation plays an increasingly important role in improving the outcomes of clinical trials, we are excited to reinforce our commitment to that goal by locating our global innovation hub in Ireland, one of the leading R&D and innovation centres in the world.”
The development is part-funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. Minister Richard Bruton stated: “Today’s announcement that ICON is creating an extra 200 jobs in Ireland – split roughly evenly between Dublin and Limerick – which will take its total employment to 1,200 here, is a huge boost and a great example of what is possible from companies like this.”