Pharmaceutical research giant APC is to open its new headquarters in Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin, with 100 new high-skill jobs to be created over the next 18 months.
Having been formed in 2011 by Prof Brian Glennon and Dr Mark Barrett from the school of chemical and bioprocess engineering in University College Dublin, APC officially opened its 6,000sqm premises at a launch last Monday (15 February).
Aside from being the company’s headquarters, the building will also be APC’s highly-advanced process research facility for biopharmaceuticals in the processes of informatics and other advanced analytical means, to help streamline the development of their medicines in various fields, including cancer and HIV.
The company is looking for a range of different talents for its new positions, including chemical engineering, bioprocessing engineering, scientists, analysts and statisticians as well as finance and HR.
APC is already working with eight out of the top 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world and five out of the top 10 largest biotech firms. It has predicted that, by 2020, 80pc of its services will be aimed at exporting to foreign markets, which will increase its revenues from its current level of €15m per annum to €50m.