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Minister Breen announces 80+ jobs at Aerogen’s official opening of their new building in Galway

Aerogen, the world leader in acute care aerosol drug delivery continues to expand with the opening of new Engineering Labs in Galway and the announcement of 80+ jobs for 2020.

The announcement was made on behalf of the company by the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD and in the presence of the Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon.

The 27,000 square-foot building constructed by S.Gilligan & Associates which is situated in the IDA Business Park, Dangan includes offices as well as process and development lab space, along with staff parking.

Speaking at the opening this afternoon, Minister Pat Breen TD said, “This is a good news day for Galway and the entire Region. I am delighted to be here at the opening of this 2nd building and to announce that Aerogen will be recruiting over 80 staff in 2020. Aerogen is an innovative Irish company that continues to go from strength to strength and has already contributed significantly to the local economy, providing professional highly skilled jobs. 

“The Government’s Future Jobs Ireland strategy recognises the critical role that innovation plays in driving a sustainable economy and supporting the jobs of the future.  Aerogen continues to feed into this Strategy, by ensuring it holds a competitive advantage. 

“Ireland is recognised globally as a Med Tech hub and Aerogen plays a very important role in this regard. The development of Ireland’s Regions, by empowering businesses and communities, is a priority for Government and sustainable job creation is at the heart of what we do. Aerogen’s job announcement today is very welcome. 

“I wish to congratulate all of the team in Aerogen on their success to date and I look forward to seeing this company grow even further.”

Founder and CEO of Aerogen, John Power added, “Aerogen’s business continues to grow as we are opening up new markets and generating increased demand in existing hospitals thus creating ever increasing demand for the Solo product. Servicing this growth has required significant increases in capacity and the hiring of talented professionals to achieve the required product outputs.

“Aerogen’s new facility at our headquarters in Galway Business Park in Dangan, will be the development centre for their emerging process technologies and will support the manufacturing of an aerosolising core, - the ‘engine’ of Aerogen technology. In addition, it will house additional laboratories and engineering and technological staff associated with this. This is creating immediate opportunities for engineers and technologists at all levels from Diploma to PhD, across the disciplines of quality, regulatory, design assurance, manufacturing, development and electronics”.

The patented product technology which is sophisticated and highly engineered utilises multiple components in different materials ranging from metals to ceramics to plastics and requires many unique processing steps.

Production output at Aerogen has more than doubled in the past four years while the number of employees has increased by 24% this year. Their product has been used to treat close to nine million patients across seventy-five countries worldwide.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said, “Since its establishment, Aerogen has fully embraced innovation and has become a globally recognised leader in the production of medical devices. The innovative technologies pursued by the company continue to push boundaries and transform treatments. Expanding its operations in Galway and creating additional jobs in the region reflects Aerogen’s commitment to growth, providing superior products and solutions to the global market.

“Aerogen is an exemplar to other indigenous, regionally based companies of how to build scale and prosper internationally. I wish them every success and look forward to continuing to support Aerogen’s research and development agenda into the future.”

Aerogen expansion at Qualtech

Aerogen have also completed a joint expansion of a 10,000 square foot mezzanine floor and ancillary services at M&M Qualtech, Parkmore, Galway.

Aerogen an M&M Qualtech have been working together for nearly 20 years, with M&M Qualtech providing electronics manufacturing, assembly and logistical services to Aerogen.

Brendan Hogan, Senior VP of Engineering, Aerogen said “The additional manufacturing space in Parkmore is used to receive in the products, test and configure them into the various systems required and the shipment of our product to the many geographical regions which we serve. The support and services offered by MM Qualtech for almost 15 years has greatly contributed to our success.”

Roger Grant M&M Qualtech, General Manager said “M&M Qualtech has successfully worked with Aerogen for many years and we are delighted to be a collaborative manufacturing and supply chain partner to them. Our expanded operations will give us significantly higher development and production capacity allowing us to meet Aerogen’s growing global demand for their innovative life saving products. The new expansion at our Parkmore facility currently employees up to 80 employees with a further 25 Aerogen employees supporting the site.

“These expansions are facilitating ever greater alignment between our product & process development groups and our manufacturing operations to bring maximum value and service to our much-valued customers” said John Power.


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Company backgrounds 


Aerogen is the world’s leading medical device company specialising in the design, manufacture & commercialisation of aerosol drug delivery systems. Employing over 200 people and partnering their technology with the leading mechanical ventilation companies, Aerogen’s products have benefitted over 9 million respiratory patients worldwide.

M&M Qualtech: M&M Qualtech, a family founded Galway business in 1988, is a design, engineering and manufacturing company specialising in electronics for challenging applications across the Medical, Automative, ICT and Agri- Tech sector. M&M Qualtech supports start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies in bring their new technologies to market efficiently and affordably. M&M Qualtech currently employ 175 employees