Moog Medical Invests $3.5 Million in Costa Rica

The multinational medical equipment manufacturer will open its plant in November in Coyol, Alajuela.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The site in Coyol, which will employ 200 people, will produce infusion pumps and irrigation pumps for IVs.

Hassel Fallas wrote in La Nacion’s website: "The site in Coyol is the first one that Moog will open outside the US, following the acquisition of Curlin Medical Company in 2006. The new medical equipment plant is part of Moog Inc. (opened in 1951), which has four business divisions: aerospace, defense and space (satellites and space vehicles), industrial systems and components such as fiber optic products."

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ATEK Opens Medical Device Manufacturing Facility in Costa Rica

April 2008

ATEK Medical, a division of ATEK Companies, announced that it has opened a medical device manufacturing facility in Heredia, Costa Rica.

“With this new investment, ATEK Medical has doubled its manufacturing capacity and strengthened its ability to offer unparalleled manufacturing and new product launch services to the medical device industry,” said Kay Phillips, president, ATEK Companies.

Boston Scientific to Expand Costa Rican Operation

November 2009

The medical devices company will close a facility in Florida, U.S., and move it to Costa Rica.

This plant, located in the city of Doral, produces parts for stents used in treatment of heart disease, and employs 1.400 people. Boston Scientific expects to definitively close the facility in 2013.

Hologic expands their operation sin Costa Rica

November 2008

Hologic expands their operation sin Costa Rica by investing $17.5 million on their new plant to manufacture medical products.

This will generate approximately 150 new jobs in 2009 to come to a total of 550 employees.

Costa Rica: $10 Million for Medical Devices

June 2016

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has announced it is to build a heart valve production plant in Cartago which will start operating in early 2017.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade:

The company Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a global leader in innovations designed to address heart disease and monitor patients in critical condition today announced that it has chosen Costa Rica as the country in which to expand its production network of heart valves, with an investment of $10 million (around ₡5 billion).

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