Recent Investments

The international research-based pharmaceutical industry has invested over €7 billion in the last ten years in Ireland.

Greenfield (New Investments)

CompanyEuro millionsEmployment
Abbott Ireland406200
Abbott Ireland (2006)n/a155
Abbott Mature Business (2009)n/a50
Altana Pharma70150
Baxter Healthcare (2009)5.5n/a
Bristol-Myers Squibb381250
Centocor (2004)650330
Freund Corporation (2010)n/a25
Gerard Laboratories40380
Gilead Sciences – EFSS (2009)n/a30
Merck Sharpe & Dohme580
Nabi BioPharmaceuticals  (2005)n/a35
Pharmaceutical Product Development (December 2008)n/a250
Taro Pharman/a300
Warner Chilcott (February 2010)n/a200
Wyeth BioPharma12701300


CompanyEuro MillionsEmployment
Amersham Healthcare34150
Baxter (November 2007)75n/a
Elan (2004)35120
Eli Lilly (2006)400200
Fujisawa (Astellas) (2004)17n/a
Genzyme (2005)6n/a
Genzyme (April 2008)130170
Gilead Sciences (April 2007)6080 est.
GlaxoSmithKline 317100
GlaxoSmithKline (April 2008)3050
GlaxoSmithKline (March 2007)250150
Janssen Pharmaceuticals10060+
Merck Sharp & Dohme17150
Merck Sharp & Dohme (2006)100120
Merck Sharp & Dohme (November 2007)220170
Organon Ireland25170
Pfizer (May 2008)190100
Pfizer Ireland 432250
Pfizer Ireland (2004)240200
Pfizer Ireland (2005)20n/a
Rottapharm (2009)735
Servier (2006)227184
Servier (2009)47n/a
TEVA (February 2008)65165
Wyeth Ireland (January 2008)524
Wyeth Medica57170

Research & Development

CompanyEuro MillionsEmployment
Euro MillionsEmployment
Bristol Myers Squibb (2005)10n/a
Genzyme (September 2007)2018
GlaxoSmithKline (October 2007)14.622
GSK (2006)14n/a
Helsinn Holding S.A. (2009)1310
Leo Pharma Group (December 2009)20n/a
Pfizer (2009)11n/a
Servier (2006)7.5n/a
UCB Pharma (September 2007)7n/a
Wyeth (April 2007)2410
Wyeth Newbridge (October 2007)2420
Wyeth Research (2005)n/a12

Source: IPHA, IDA Ireland, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Updated: 31st March 2010



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