Since 2012, over €4 billion has been invested in the biopharmachem sector marking a period of sustained growth. Most of this investment is in the Biologics resulting in the investment and development of new skills from the traditional pharma (small molecule). The current series of investments is expected to result in the creation of more than 8,000 new direct jobs in the sector. At the moment, pharma in Ireland employs around 26,000 people directly and another 25,000 indirectly. Over 65% of those employed in the sector have a third-level qualification?