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Through Foreign Direct Investment since the 1960’s Ireland has grown a globally significant Life Sciences Sector. Life Science Companies in the areas of Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, employ 47,288 people between indigenous and multinational companies in a variety of activities.

Nine of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies are located in Ireland, with seven out of ten pharmaceutical blockbusters produced here.
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