Baxter Healthcare is a subsidiary of Baxter Inc. which is the leading healthcare company in the world. Baxter Inc. employs 35,000 people worldwide, has sales in excess of US$6b and its shares are quoted on the New York stock exchange. Baxter is a leader in medical products and has developed leading technologies including intravenous solutions, artificial kidneys, continuos ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and blood substitutes.

Baxter established its Ireland Manufacturing Operation in 1972 and today employs 900 people at two state of the art manufacturing plants at Castlebar and Swinford, Co. Mayo. The Castlebar plant produces a range of medical solutions for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and for drug administration purposes. The Swinford plant produces a range of medical devices including catheters, infusors and renal accessories. The products are exported to global markets including Europe, US and Japan.

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