Vitalograph, a global leader in respiratory diagnostics, is creating 60 new jobs in Ennis and Limerick bringing the company’s global headcount to 500, with 350 of those based in Ireland.
Vitalograph was established in Buckinghamshire UK in 1963 and this year marks its 60th anniversary.
Vitalograph’s primary location for Research & Development and Manufacturing has been Ennis, County Clare since 1974. Limerick’s Cecil Street office was opened in 2022, following the announcement of a €10m investment.
Ambrose Downey, Chief People Officer at Vitalograph said: “Ireland’s leadership in the MedTech sector is well documented; we punch well above our weight. Vitalograph is no exception. This recruitment drive is a strategic move to meet the increasing global demand for our respiratory diagnostic solutions and clinical trial services. Vitalograph is having a meaningful impact tackling some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges, and by building skilled teams, Vitalograph will be able reach its fullest potential.”
The company designs and manufactures medical devices that help clinicians detect, diagnose, and manage respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis. The new roles announced include positions in clinical trial support, engineering, IT and finance.
Notably, Vitalograph is seeking 50 Data Processors (Cough Analysts) to increase its capabilities for clinical trial support. The roles will be a boost for local employment, and a great number of these positions are entry-level, suiting a wide variety of people with diverse skills and backgrounds.
Since the early 2000s, Vitalograph has been enabling pharmaceutical companies researching therapies for respiratory conditions through its clinical trial services.
More recently, in partnership with internationally renowned cough researchers, Vitalograph developed the world’s first commercially available system that objectively measures cough frequency in investigational drug trials. Data Processors are responsible for analysing the digitised cough sounds and they play a vital role in enabling pharmaceutical companies to develop new therapies for chronic cough.
Vitalograph is a family-owned business with its main research & development, engineering, and manufacturing facility in Ennis in County Clare for almost 50 years. Vitalograph is a global leading provider of respiratory diagnostic products and clinical drug trial services. Through the delivery of respiratory diagnostic solutions that are accurate and reliable, healthcare professionals are empowered to give the best possible care to their patients, wherever it is needed.