Boston Scientific in Clonmel has been awarded the much sought after CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard by Engineers Ireland.
Established in Clonmel in 1998, the site specialises in the development, manufacture and distribution of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators for the company’s cardiac rhythm management business. The site also supports certain products for the neuromodulation division.
Commenting on the achievement, John Power, the director general of Engineers Ireland said: “I want to pay tribute to everybody in Boston Scientific Clonmel on achieving this significant and highly regarded award. Boston Scientific continuously invests in its engineers, which has led to benefits both in the international markets it serves and the communities in which it operates. It is one of the largest healthcare and medical device companies in Ireland and this success is based on the high standards it has set for itself and the staff development that underpins this.”
TJ Kinsella, manufacturing engineering director of Boston Scientific Clonmel said: “The medical devices sector is one of the most competitive in the world and professional development is key to maintaining our position as a world leader. The Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation framework gives us an excellent structure to help ensure we continue to transform in order to deliver new innovations in existing and emerging markets.”
First established in Ireland in 1994, Boston Scientific has grown to be one of the largest medical device employers in the country. Through its three Irish sites – located in Clonmel, Cork and Galway - the company exports approximately 10 million medical devices worldwide annually, including stents, balloons, platinum coils, catheters, inflation devices, pacemakers and ICDs. The Irish manufacturing operation is an integral part of the corporation’s manufacturing strategy and capability.
The Boston Scientific Clonmel facility staff includes engineers and technicians working across the engineering disciplines of mechanical, electrical, software and chemical.