Boston Scientific announces major expansion creating 300+ jobs

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Boston Scientific has revealed a major €100 million expansion at Ballybrit today which will create over 300 new jobs.

The expansion includes over 40,000 square feet of medical device manufacturing space that will be powered by renewable energy.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin welcomed the investment today, saying that it reflects real confidence in the quality and talent of the Irish workforce.

Boston Scientific has had a strong presence in Galway for nearly 30 years and has expanded site capabilities to include advanced product design, R&D and manufacturing.

More than 4 million medical devices are exported from the Galway facility every year, including heart stents and valves, vascular balloons and oesophageal stents.

James Lyons, vice president of Operations at Boston Scientific, said the expansion reflects the important contributions of the workforce in Galway as well as the strength of the broader business and local community in the west region.

“In addition to the investment in our physical space, we remain committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees can find opportunities to grow in their careers,” he said.

Many employees at the Galway campus have transitioned to hybrid work models, with schedules that allow for both working remotely and in the office each week.

New amenities include a gym and meeting spaces that are designed to support employee well-being and on-site collaboration.