Sean Sherlock TD
Spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs

Sherlock welcomes state of the art centre for Carrigtwohill

Issued : Sunday 5 October, 2014

Stryker shows confidence in East Cork with capacity 150 jobs 

Cork East Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion, Seán Sherlock, has welcomed the confirmation of plans to construct a new 44,000 square foot surgical Innovation Centre in Carrigtwohill with Stryker Instruments Division.

The Innovation Centre, which will fuel future growth for Stryker, will focus on the research and development of products, technologies and solutions to reduce surgical procedure time and healthcare costs while improving surgical precision and clinical outcomes in the areas of bone cutting, soft tissue dissection and adjacent areas across a broad spectrum of surgical specialities and procedures.

“Stryker has proved itself to be a vital employer in Cork and in the region as a whole,” said Minister Sherlock.

“It has created jobs and this site will strengthen those roles and allow the company to expand and recruit in the future.”

“With over 2,000 employed in two Cork sites and Limerick, this new world class facility will see surgeons travel from all over the world to train in the products developed in Cork. The new plant will see research and development of products, technologies and solutions to reduce surgical procedure time and healthcare costs whilst improving surgical precision and clinical outcomes in the areas of bone cutting and soft tissue dissection, and adjacent areas across a broad spectrum of surgical specialities and procedures.”

The centre will combine all Ireland-based research and new product development activities and support functions within one purpose-built facility. It will feature state-of-the-art R&D facilities for product design and process development and a customer experience laboratory that will allow engineers and surgeons to test and evaluate new ideas, technology and product designs in a simulated operating room and surgical environment.

The construction of the facility will commence in Q4 2014 and is due for completion in Q4 2015.

Stryker Instruments President, Jim Heath, said: “We are excited about this important investment in our R&D efforts and the continued support of the IDA as we work to provide new technology to our customers. This state-of-the-art facility will drive innovation by giving us the ability to design, develop and test new products in conditions that mimic real life.”


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Sean Sherlock TD
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