Randox Strengthens Regional Commitment with Expansion Plans in County Antrim
- £161m investment including £29m capital project and creation of 540 jobs
- Next generation medical diagnostics manufacturing facility
- World leading R&D into conditions such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, sepsis, STIs, aspirin resistance and respiratory infections
- Randox Science Park to complement Randox Teoranta’s #Dungloe2020 expansion
“This investment and expansion in County Antrim, combined with our plans for Randox Teoranta in Donegal, provides us with an extraordinary regional footprint, which will be the foundation of our global development and which will fuel our endeavours to improve health worldwide…”
Global medical diagnostics company Randox, has unveiled its plans for a futuristic manufacturing and R&D facility in County Antrim. The £161 million project, which includes a £29 million capital investment for the redevelopment of the site, will lead to the creation of 540 high value job opportunities, over the next four years.
Randox which leads in the research, development and manufacture of pioneering medical tests and cutting edge diagnostic equipment, recently revealed its plans to upgrade Randox Teoranta, in Donegal with a €25m investment, which would also see employment at the Dungloe site increase from 66 to 540 by 2020.
The award-winning biotechnology firm, with headquarters in Crumlin, County Antrim, recently purchased a 47 acre site in Antrim, which will be redeveloped to house a new centre of manufacturing and R&D, named Randox Science Park.
Randox Science Park, will complement Randox manufacturing operations in County Donegal, Manchester, India and the USA. Randox has a range of 2000 products, including advanced diagnostic tests, quality control sera, analysers and the company’s revolutionary BioChip Array Technology; the vast majority will be produced between Co Donegal and Co Antrim.
This considerable investment will accelerate the development of new products into a wide range of clinical needs, such as various cancer, stroke, heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders, through more efficient, high specification manufacturing and the provision of state-of-the-art R&D laboratories.
The site will also feature a Transformative Healthcare Centre from the Randox Health division; giving the public direct access to Randox’s ground-breaking diagnostic tests, as well as offering private GP appointments and specialist clinics, run by some of the North of Ireland’s chief medical consultants.
At a launch event today, Randox showcased its plans for Randox Science Park. Guests including Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness and Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, were briefed on the company’s impact on global health and vision for the future.
Speaking at the event, Randox Managing Director, Dr Peter FitzGerald said:
“The creation of Randox Science Park is fundamental to Randox meeting the health challenges facing populations across the world. We are an innovation led company, focusing more than 30 years of skills and experience on delivering accurate, rapid and quality diagnostics across a range of clinical disciplines; from stroke and heart disease, to cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, respiratory infections and so on. We must continue innovating, through our people, through our knowledge and through our technology; Randox Science Park gives us the platform we need to do this.
“This investment and expansion in County Antrim, combined with our plans for Randox Teoranta in Donegal, provides us with an extraordinary regional footprint, which will be the foundation of our global development and which will fuel our determination to improve health worldwide. It is about the future of diagnostic medicine; we are beginning 2015 as we mean to continue.”
Meanwhile the first recruitment drive for the #Dungloe2020 expansion of Randox Teoranta, which has backing from Údarás na Gaeltachta continues. The company is keen to hear from those in life sciences, medical device engineering and software; with a particular focus on software developers and testers, embedded software engineers, those with backgrounds in mechanical design as well as electronic & electrical engineers. For more information on the world-class career opportunities available at Randox Teoranta please email firstname.lastname@example.org