A MAJOR employer in west Donegal has announced plans to expand its Dungloe-based operation in a move which will create almost 100 new jobs.
Randox Teo confirmed plans to expands its research and design facility with a €500,000 investment and the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta through the national ‘Research, Development and Innovation’ scheme.
Randox Teo’s strategy is driven by the need to provide the market with high quality, fast and informative diagnostic data to enable early identification of diseases which will in turn assist practitioners in caring for patients in the short to long term.
This particular investment will focus on the development of new technologies for multiplex testing for kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancers.
Speaking to the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta today who were visiting the facility, Dr Peter Fitzgerald, owner and MD of Randox Holdings Ltd. said: “This investment is another step towards establishing a world class diagnostic research and development centre in An Clochán Liath.
“We aim to develop new and improved technology used to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and other human diseases, and bring these products to market from this facility.”
The company currently employs 42 people in An Clochán Liath and expects to increase its employment to 130 by the end of 2015.