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Merck (MRK) plans to build a new facility in Dublin on the site of its former women’s health care products business, and create 350 jobs, the Irish Times tells us. The drug maker, which wants to ramp up global manufacturing capacity for its Keytruda cancer therapy, expects the new facility to be operational in 2021 and fully certified by 2022. The company had put the facility on the market last year after it transferred the long-standing women’s health products business from the site to the Netherlands.

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