June 5, 2023 – BD held a grand opening ceremony for a new $4 million research and development facility in Blackrock, Dublin and announced an additional $32 million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Enniscorthy, Wexford. The two investments will create more than 85 new jobs in Ireland.
The new 10,600 sq. ft. purpose-built R&D facility in Blackrock will house 35 high-tech workers and complements BD’s R&D facility in Limerick, which employs more than 300 people. The Blackrock R&D facility will focus on the commercialization of BD’s first on-body injector device, known as the BD Evolve™ On-Body Injector. With the majority of new pharmaceuticals in the pipeline being injectable drugs, BD has innovated new injection devices to meet this growing need. The facility will also serve as the regional base of operations for BD’s Sales, Technical Service and Corporate Functional Support Teams.
At the grand opening ceremony, BD officials also announced a new €30 million investment to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Enniscorthy, which will create approximately 85 new jobs. The new 40,000 sq. ft. expansion will house operations to manufacture a new medical technology from BD’s Peripheral Intervention business unit.