A medical device cybersecurity company is to create 78 jobs in Co Louth over the next four years.

Nova Leah is a spin-out firm from researchers of the Lero Irish software centre, based at the Regulated Research Centre at the Dundalk Institute of Technology.

The firm has built cybersecurity risk management software for manufacturers of medical device and healthcare products, called SelectEvidence.

It helps those making medical devices to comply with Food and Drug Administration requirements and cybersecurity best practice over the lifetime of the product.

Investors in the firm include COSIMO Venture Partners and Enterprise Ireland.

The company has opened an office in Boston and hopes to tap in to the US market where there are 6,500 medical device manufacturers.

The initial plan is to target customers in the imaging and electromedical device market, which is worth €137bn.