$128 thousand annually per worker

In 2008 the Costa Rican medical devices sector will have exported $960 million and employed 7500 professionals and technicians.

Monday, December 1, 2008

These sales projections were made by Cinde based on data from the Foreign Trade Promoter. The $960 million in the sale of medical implements this year exceeded last years figure ($768 million) by $192 million.

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Six years ago there were 11 multinational, medical companies with 3500 workers operating in the free zone system. These produced a total export of $130 million ($37,000 per worker). Today there are 23 transnational companies producing medical implements ...



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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.

Free Ports Buy More "Local"

June 2009

To lower the costs of their supplies, businesses in the Free Port zones of Costa Rica are expanding the productive chain to include local suppliers.

Nor the uncertainty of the status of the Free Port Zone Law, which is stuck in Congress, nor the impact of the global crisis that has caused exports at Costa Rican free port zones to fall 16% in the first quarter of 2009 have reduced the determination of these businesses.

New Boston Scientific Plant in CR

June 2009

The medical implements manufacturer inaugurates its second production plant in the Propark Free Zone in Costa Rica.

The new facilities of the multinational corporation Boston Scientific, which measure 26,000 square meters, required an investment of approximately $35 million. The company estimates it will hire an additional 2,400 workers in Costa Rica by 2011.

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.

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