Ireland, May 2022
Blanchardstown-based, biopharmaceutical Ipsen has been announced overall Pharma Industry Company of the Year in the 2021 Pharma Industry Awards which took place May 2022 in the Mansion House Dublin. Founded in 2014, the Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish pharma industry. Ipsen also received the award for best SME Pharma Company of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.
Ipsen has been present in Blanchardstown for over 30 years and is committed to continued growth and innovation in the Irish market as a biopharmaceutical leader delivering transformative care across oncology, rare diseases and neuroscience.
Commenting on the achievement, Head of Site in Dublin for Ipsen Ireland Tim Shanahan said, “We are delighted to accept the award of Pharma Industry Company of the Year which is really testament to the shared commitment of our team of 165 in Blanchardstown to deliver innovative medical treatments for patients with rare and underserved conditions who deserve better care and better quality of life. We are so proud of what our employees have made possible for patients in the 30 years we have been present in the Irish market, and we look forward to the continued development of our innovative and inclusive culture in the future.”
To find out more about Ipsen Ireland, visit: https://www.ipsen.com/uk-ireland/ipsen-in-ireland/
Notes to editors:
Ipsen has been in Ireland for over 30 years and its Dublin manufacturing facility produces the active ingredients for two of the company’s oncology treatments. Ipsen’s team of approximately 165 staff in Ireland – which include research & development, manufacturing, and commercial functions, are committed to delivering transformative medicines that improve the lives of patients in need across three therapeutic areas – oncology, rare diseases and neuroscience.
Additionally, Ipsen has a long-standing commitment to promoting careers in science and STEM, and has a variety of graduate and apprenticeship schemes open to young people with a passion for science. In Ireland we partner with Dublin City University, providing work placements for students. These students have the opportunity to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry and shadow experienced employees. We also engage with the DCU Access to the Workplace programme, where third level education is made attainable to talented students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds through the provision of summer internships for students to gain professional experience.