Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt is to create 45 high-skilled jobs at its new medical device engineering centre in Blanchardstown in Dublin. 

The jobs will be in a range of areas including product design, software development and electro-mechanical engineering. 

Mallinckrodt, which has been in Ireland for almost 25 years, makes specialised medical devices and therapies.

Its new centre in Blanchardstown has been set up to consolidate its global device research and development activities.

The company has invested €95m in the centre and the latest project is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Mark Trudeau, the company's president and CEO, said that Mallinckrodt has had a significant manufacturing and business presence in Ireland for almost a quarter of a century. 

"This new global device engineering facility allows us to centralise our device R&D skills and expertise in developing the next generation of products for a number of important and rare conditions to make a significant difference to the lives of patients," Mr Trudeau added.