Case Study 30 Jan 2013

At a Glance

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, Boston Scientific is a public company listed on the NYSE (BSX).  It employs 25,000 people and is a global leader in the development of less-invasive medical devices. Boston Scientific is committed to continued investment in Research, Development and Innovation, investing $1bn annually in new products and technologies.

Company in Ireland

First established in Ireland in 1994, with the support of IDA, Boston Scientific has grown to be the largest medical device employer in Ireland.  Through its 3 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 corporations manufacturing strategy and capability.

Clonmel
The Clonmel operation was established in Ireland in 1998 by Guidant Corporation and was acquired by Boston Scientific in April 2006. The site specialises in the Development, Manufacture and Distribution of Implantable Pacemakers and Defibrillators for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business, which represents a key growth area for the company.  The site also supports some products for the Neuromodulation Division.

Boston Scientific Clonmel
Ph: +353 52 6181000
Fax: +353 52 6181002

Cork
Established in 1998 as part of the company’s manufacturing expansion plans, the site produces a diversified portfolio of products that serve several divisions of the corporation.  The site combines leading edge manufacturing technologies with the capability to quickly commercialise new products for its division customers. Major businesses supported include products manufactured for Peripheral Intervention, Endoscopy, and Cardiology.

Boston Scientific Cork     
Ph: +353 21 4531000
Fax: +353 21 4343354

Galway
Established in 1994 as a manufacturing and R&D facility, the Galway site is the company’s largest manufacturing facility. The extensive operation uses over 50 leading edge manufacturing technologies and the site has expanded its capability in the last decade to include areas such as new product development, regulatory affairs, and analytical laboratory testing.  It is one of the company’s centres of excellence for the development of Drug Eluting Stent products and has also played a central role in developing products to treat endovascular and gastroenterological diseases

Boston Scientific Galway    
Ph: +353 91 756300      
Fax: +353 91   425196