Donegal Town based US medtech giant Abbott Laboratories has announced additional jobs for Donegal.
Abbott will invest in new equipment for its Donegal Diabetes Care site and is to construct a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Kilkenny, representing a combined investment of €440 million and creating 1,000 jobs between the two sites.
The new jobs will be in the areas of engineering, quality control, medical device manufacturing and other science-based areas.
The company specialises in high tech diabetes monitoring devices.
The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system gives people with diabetes the freedom to monitor their glucose level without the pain of routine fingerpicks1.
With just a quick scan of the reader over the sensor, users can see a complete picture2 of their glucose levels including the current glucose reading, 8-hour history and trend arrow, showing if their glucose level is going up, down or staying steady.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar welcomed the Abbott jobs announcement for Donegal and says this is an extremely positive move for the county and surrounding areas..