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Ortec Inc officially opens European headquarters in Co. Limerick

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Ortec Inc.’s European Headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick launch – Pictured above at the official opening of Ortec Inc.’s European Headquarters are from left Patrick O’Donovan, Minister for the Office of Public Works. (OPW),  Ita Lynn, IDA, Colm Maguire, Minister Niall Collins, Scott Brotherton, Sr. VP LIfescience and Engineering, Dr Larry Brotherton, CEO & Founder, Chris Brotherton, President, John Geraghty, Business Development Manager,  Will Corcoran, Regional Manager, IDA Ireland, Eileen Sharpe Global Head Growth Markets, Asia Pacific, Engineering Technologies & Green Economy, and Fiona Reilly, IDA. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

The company has already begun hiring and will be recruiting for additional roles in production, laboratory, and maintenance starting in December

 Scott Brotherton, Sr. Vice President, Dr Larry Brotherton, CEO and Founder, Carmen Brotherton, Chris Brotherton, President, and Leesa Brotherton. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

Ortec Inc, a leading supplier of custom formulation and manufacturing services to the life science industry, has officially opened its European Headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan TD said, “This is one of the proudest days that Newcastle West has had in recent years. The arrival of Ortec, and the investment made by the Brotherton family from South Carolina, represent a massive vote of confidence in our town. I know that many people have worked hard over a long period of time to make this a reality. What started out as a journey led by local people, and supported by the Government through IDA Ireland and Limerick City & County Council has led to this great day for Newcastle West”

The 26,000ft facility is a dedicated cGMP manufacturing facility. In addition to product synthesis, other facility capabilities include USP/EP generated water, a full-service analytical laboratory, and an ISO 8/Class 100,000 Clean Room. The site is intended to be ISO 13485 certified and will operate under FDA/EMA guidelines for the production of pharmaceutical, combination, and medical device materials.

“We are proud to call Newcastle West our new home”, said Christopher Brotherton, Ortec, Inc. President. “From the moment of our first visit, we have been welcomed. Co. Limerick is a great place to do business. It has the right infrastructure, work ethic, and talent pool to compete anywhere in the world.”

The company has already begun hiring and will be recruiting for additional roles in production, laboratory, and maintenance starting in December. These positions will be listed through Collins McNicholas.

Eileen Sharpe, Global Head Growth Markets, Asia Pacific, Engineering Technologies & Green Economy, IDA Ireland said: “The opening of Ortec Inc.’s European Headquarters here in Newcastle West is very good news for Co. Limerick and indeed the Midwest region. IDA Ireland remains committed to its strategy of winning jobs and investment in regional locations. I wish Ortec every success with this project.”

Founded in 1980, Ortec is a custom materials research and manufacturing company that helps clients reach their market goals through Technical Expertise, Quality Systems, Regulatory Compliance, Confidentiality, and Personalized Service. The company serves customers from multiple life science markets including pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Technology offerings include custom synthesis, excipients, USP solutions, custom packaging, and other liquid blends along with robust capabilities in bioabsorbable monomers and polymers. Ortec operates three other world-class facilities located in South Carolina, USA.

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