Medical diagnostics company Quidel Corporation is to set up a new business service centre in Galway city, which will create 75 jobs over the next five years.

The new centre will support the company's new international business and is supported by IDA Ireland.

Quidel, which is headquartered in San Diego in California, employs about 1,200 people in operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and other parts of Asia.

The jobs at the new Galway facility will include finance, human resources, customer service, technical support, sales, marketing, IT and legal positions.

Douglas Bryant, Quidel Corporation's President and CEO, said there are many very talented people in Ireland, and Quidel is proud to partner with Martin Shanahan and IDA Ireland to bring jobs to Galway. 

"Our company has recently doubled in size, and we believe that Galway can serve as a linchpin for our growing international presence," he added.

"This is a terrific announcement from a new name investor in the medical device space in Ireland which will have a very positive impact on Galway city, county and the wider West region," commented IDA Ireland's chief executive Martin Shanahan.