Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

The Helsinn Group

Helsinn is a privately-owned pharmaceutical group with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, and operating subsidiaries in Ireland, USA and China. Founded in 1976, the company has become known worldwide for its unique business model focused on the licensing of innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional supplement products in therapeutic niche areas.  The active pharmaceutical ingredients and the finished dosage forms are manufactured at Helsinn’s cGMP facilities in Switzerland and Ireland, and supplied worldwide to its customers.

Today Helsinn is committed to advancing quality patient care through the development and commercialization of cancer supportive care treatments to benefit both patients and caregivers. Helsinn focuses R&D investments and resources on enhancing cancer supportive care, a still underserved yet important therapeutic area.

A modern Group focused on growth and development but also tied to tradition and on the values of a family business: in Helsinn more than 500 employees work not only for the health of the patient, but overall for the quality of life of the person.

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Dublin

Helsinn Birex offers interesting and challenging careers in a team based workplace with modern facilities and opportunities for advancement. 


  • Building area 8,000 m2 on a Site area of 27.100m2
  • Oral solid dosage forms, topical forms and packaging of sterile products
  • Worldwide logistic platform
  • Solid dose development and clinical supply
  • Stability center

Helsinn Award 1

The National Workplace Wellbeing Day Award 2017

Ireland is a global center for pharmaceuticals manufacturing and supply for the top pharmaceutical companies worldwide with an excellent reputation for GMP compliance.

In 2011 investments were made to increase the analytical testing capacity on the site. Helsinn has invested more than CHF50 million in Dublin and in dedicated capacity at the sites of its strategic contract manufacturing partners to guarantee all elements of the supply chain for development and commercial products.

Recent awards :

Helsinn earned the Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Accreditation, an important validation of our commitment to reducing the risk of cancer amongst our employees.

Helsinn Gold standard

Awarded Bronze in the national Healthy Eating at Work Scheme

Helsinn Healthy Eating Award

In 2016 Helsinn Birex won the  RoSPA (Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents) Gold International award, the highest award possible for a new entrant. 

Helsinn Rospa Award

Overall rating
Based on 6 employee reviews
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Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Jobs

Product Development Scientist

  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 19/10/2017
  • Dublin

Product Development Scientist required at Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals

Validation Supervisor

  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 17/10/2017
  • Dublin

A QA Validation Supervisoris required on a permanent basis

EU Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (EU-QPPV)

  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 12/10/2017
  • Dublin

The EU-QPPV is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Helsinn Group pharmacovigilance system. He/she has to oversight the safety profiles and any emerging safety concern related to the Helsinn medicinal products authorized in the EU.

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals reviews


Anonymous in Mulhuddart, Ireland
current employee in M 2017

The Best Bits

The QA group is a great team and the compliance culture is superb. We continually do well in all regulatory audits. I'm with the company a few years and I've learned lots. I like the people and facility in general.

Things to improve

We should take time to celebrate our successes more often.


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Growing up at Helsinn!

Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
former employee in 2016

The Best Bits

The people, everyone really is a team at Helsinn, a great atmosphere to work in

Things to improve

I think Helsinn has always tried to improve if they feel that it is lacking in some areas, but maybe from my point of view to move people around more in different areas that they work in, but I’m sure that they are already trying to improve this


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My Best Job Ever

Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
former employee in 2015

The Best Bits

I loved working here as the people and the lab were great. Everyone was friendly and willing to help and the managers listened to what you had to say. Even when something went wrong, there was never just blaming you for the problem, everyone tried to help and never made you feel worse about it.

Things to improve

I think more movement of analysts between teams every so often would help them gain skills and improve morale a bit as doing the same thing for what feels like ages can be quite boring.


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