By the end of 2017 Atlantia employed 27 highly qualified employees, including researchers trained to postdoctoral level, research nurses, nutritionists and medical doctors, and management and operations personnel. It also supports jobs in other Irish companies in areas such as specialised lab analysis and medical supplies. Atlantia has grown sales revenues 100% year on year since 2013 reaching €4 million in sales in 2017. Most of the sales are to non-Irish companies, thus bringing significant foreign income to Ireland. In recent years, Atlantia has grown its global presence and now has sales agents in Singapore, Europe and a fulltime US sales executive and the company has active plans to develop a US subsidiary. Atlantia has developed an international client base of SME and multinational food and consumer health companies and demonstrates clear leadership in this sector. It success was recognised this year through its nomination for the “Cork Company of the Year awards”
There is ongoing collaboration between Atlantia and the APC in commercial and academic studies and the presence of Atlantia has enabled APC/UCC to present a complete offering to industry across the research spectrum from lab-based to pre-clinical and clinical studies. APC/UCC is currently in advanced discussions with at least 2 companies for collaborative research projects that will also involve clinical studies to be delivered by Atlantia.