The multinational Hospira will be gradually closing manufacturing operations for infusion equipment in the Dominican Republic in order to transfer to facilities operating in Costa Rica.
The company told Nacion.com that"... after careful analysis of product volume and global manufacturing capabilities, we made the difficult decision to discontinue manufacturing operations in the Dominican Republic and transfer most of the installed plant operations to Costa Rica".
The aim of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) is to start to reverse the significant backlog there is in terms of building infrastructure, due to the decline in investment registered with the entity from about 2010.
$18 million will be allocated to equip the seven-story tower, which will be built starting from April at the Calderon Guardia hospital, with 209 beds, 35 incubators and radiology, neonatology, gynecology, and an isolation unit.
The estimated cost of the project is $83 million, its construction will begin in mid-April and it will be completed within three years, according to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).
CooperVision, the second largest manufacturer of contact lenses in the Americas, announced the installation of a modern contact lenses manufacturing facility.
A statement from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE):
Leader in eye care decided to move to Costa Rica
San Jose. December 10, 2012: After a detailed analysis process of the country, The Cooper Companies, together with the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) and the Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX), announced the installation of a modern contact lenses manufacturing plant by CooperVision, a business division of The Cooper Companies.
There are 46 companies in Costa Rica in the medical industry whose exports in the first 10 months of 2012 totaled $1.24 billion.
Elfinancierocr.com reports that "The entry into Costa Rica of several companies in the medical industry that has taken place in the last three years is reflected in the growth of the sector's exports. Between January and October this year 20.4% more currency was generated than in 2011, making it one of the fastest growing sectors. "
The multinational will set up a center in Heredia to supply local medical device manufacturers.
Prent Corporation, a global manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging for the medical equipment industry, will open a factory in Heredia, Costa Rica, the seventh such center in the world, to supply local medical device manufacturers.
The systems should be completed in the third quarter of 2012, said Joseph T.
Organization that operates in Panama, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Phone: (507) 65456121
Girasol Pharma is a school of clinical pharmacist contracted for Santos de Rey Medical Group, where it participates in the activities of direct attention to the patient in the management of pharmacological therapy, geriatrics and anticoagulation clinics.