€36 million investment will position DePuy Synthes’ Irish operation at the forefront of ground-breaking health solutions

Monday, January 28th, 2019. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, today announced a €36 million investment in ground-breaking research and development projects at the DePuy Synthes Ireland Innovation Centre, Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

The five year project is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, through IDA Ireland. It will result in significant developments at the company’s Materials and Surface Technology Centre, including co-location with Johnson & Johnson’s 3D Printing Center of Excellence, creating 30 additional high-quality positions.

The investment expands the scale and scope of activities taking place at the DePuy Synthes Innovation Centre. Since launching a decade ago, the Centre has accelerated innovative technologies and new product introductions for the company’s orthopaedic portfolio, driven by a diverse technical team. Projects will focus on advancing material science in 3D printing, coatings and surface treatments to meet future needs. The expansion includes the establishment of a 3-D Printing Development and Launch Center on-site, as well as the Johnson & Johnson 3D Bioprinting Laboratory, launched last year in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin.

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