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Following its acquisition by SGS, International Service Laboratory (ISL) is now known as SGS International Services Laboratory.

SGS ISL Launch

SGS’s International Services Laboratory, Ringaskiddy, Ireland, is central to the company’s global strategy for the Health Sciences sector and is a significant component of its global laboratory network. All 103 highly skilled employees from ISL have transferred to SGS.

It has also been announced that Yvonne Dunne, Head of International Service Laboratory, has been appointed in addition to the newly created position of Health & Nutrition Business Manager in Ireland.

Eugene Kirwan, Managing Director of SGS Ireland Ltd. said: “Today is a very significant milestone for the Group and we’re very excited about welcoming the new team onboard. The facility is an important step in expanding our Life Sciences division in SGS’s Global Health Science network and we believe Ireland represents a strategic global development hub for the Life Sciences sector."

“We’re looking forward to working with the team to grow the business and service portfolio provided by SGS International Services Laboratory. We believe that there are great opportunities to leverage the skills and expertise of our Life Sciences network to introduce more customers from the broad SGS global customer base.”

SGS has committed to investing in the Ringaskiddy site, particularly in the areas of IT and innovation in analytical techniques.

Part of SGS’s Health Science Services team will relocate to the site including some of the Global Commercial Team associates to help expand existing services to new clients and develop new services and other health and nutrition roles for the site.

According to newly appointed Health & Nutrition Business Manager for SGS Ireland, Yvonne Dunne, there is strong talent in Ireland, making the Cork base ideal for SGS to grow its Health and Nutrition offering. “There is a unique pharma cluster in Ireland, and in particular in Cork, with great collaboration and innovation. And through supports from Government and IDA, Ireland has developed a strong national research and third level eco-system, with 30% of students going into STEM. So, we believe there is huge potential for the sector in the country.”

For further information, please contact:

Eugene Kirwan
Managing Director, SGS Ireland Ltd.
t: +353 87 2432529

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.