Pharma & biopharma
Now one of Europe’s major manufacturing hubs for global pharma, biopharma and medtech, Cork plays a leading role in Ireland’s vibrant life sciences market. Cork hosts over 30 investors in the area, including global pharma leaders like Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Abbvie, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, GE Healthcare, Novartis, MSD and GSK. Many of these investors now have significant biopharma operations in Cork with new facilities operating alongside their existing pharma operations. Cork is also home to a unique biopharma training facility, a collaborative industry led project which provides a hands-on environment to develop the practical skills needed to work in the sector.