Bayer to Manufacture Contraceptive in Costa Rica

The purchase by the German company of the assets of Conceptus include a Patent for an intertubal contraceptive device which will go into production at the Metropolitan Free Zone in Heredia.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bayer announced that the plant will be producing a new permanent birth control device. The first stage of the plant has been in operation since October 2014, dedicated to assembly and other tasks in the manufacturing process, but the product has not yet been marketed or exported because it is now in the certification stage.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that "... The plan for this year is to produce up to 50,000 packages of two pieces each, ie 100,000 devices, and raise that figure to 160,000 in 2016, in order to export to various countries worldwide, mainly to the US market. "

"... The plant and the device which decided Bayer to open and manufacture in Costa Rica is the result of the acquisition made in 2013 of the multinational company Conceptus. Bayer made an international transaction with the firm with an approximate total value to $1.1 billion. As a result, it became the manager of Conceptus' operations in Mexico and also paved the way for the construction of the plant in Heredia and development of this device, but now, under the standards of Bayer. "



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The permanent birth control device is being manufactured in the new plant that Bayer Medical started up in 2014, after making an investment of $12 million.

The plant began operating after the German company bought the assets of Conceptus, which included a patent for an inter-uterine contraceptive device to be manufactured in Costa Rica.