Quidel Corporation, a market leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid diagnostic testing solutions today announced it is to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city to support its new international business, targeting the creation of 75 jobs over five years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

The company, headquartered in San Diego, California, employs approximately 1,200 people in operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and other parts of Asia.

Quidel is currently recruiting professionals for the Galway operation in a range of functional areas including Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, Technical Support, Sales, Marketing, IT and Legal. Through the Business Service Centre, Quidel will be better positioned to serve customers in an expanding international market.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, warmly welcomed the announcement from Quidel and said, “The investment announcement by Quidel today reaffirms Ireland’s position as one of the international leaders in the Medtech industry. I am pleased that Quidel has chosen to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city that will result in the creation of 75 high quality jobs in the West of Ireland. This new facility is a further example of the success of our commitment under the Regional Action Plans for Jobs to provide quality jobs in regional locations.”

Douglas Bryant, Quidel Corporation’s President and CEO, said:  “There are many very talented people here, and Quidel is proud to partner with Martin Shanahan and IDA Ireland to bring jobs to Galway. Our company has recently doubled in size, and we believe that Galway can serve as a linchpin for our growing international presence.”

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a terrific announcement from a new name investor in the medical device space in Ireland which will have a very positive impact on Galway city, county and the wider West region. The jobs being created are high value service roles. I wish Quidel every success here and will follow their progress with interest.”

For more information on the new roles go to www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/quidel.

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