A medical technology firm is creating 50 new jobs in Lisburn.
Cirdan Imaging manufactures equipment that accelerates the diagnosis and is used by those who work in pathology and detect breast cancer.
It was established in 2010 by dr. Hugh Cormican, who was also one of the founders of Andor Technology, which produces high-performance digital cameras for scientific research.
This expansion comes after receiving £ 1.5 million from the Growth Finance Fund.
The funding will create 50 new jobs over the next three years and facilitate its expansion plans to move to a new office at the former Lambeg Coca-Cola factory.
“Our new Lisburn headquarters located near the scenic Lagan Trail will allow us to accommodate up to 150 people,” said Dr. Cormican, CEO of Cirdan Imaging.
“The goal for the next 18 months is to grow our footprint in the United States, Oceania and EMEA markets.”
The Growth Financing Fund is funded by the British Business Bank, the Invest NI and the Northern Ireland Government Officials Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC).
David McCurley, director, head of the investment fund for growth, said: “Early detection of health conditions is a global problem with an aging population.
“The groundbreaking work undertaken by Cirdan will provide medical professionals with the most up-to-date tools available to better treat patients.”