Medical Device Companies Increase in Costa Rica

In the year 2000 there were only 8 such companies, the number has now reached 41, making this one of the most dynamic sectors in the country.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The recent announcement by the company MicroVention of the installation of a plant with an investment of $8 million comes shortly after those made in the first six months of the year by the companies Helix Medical and GW Plastics.

According to information from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE), export sales from the sector were $1,169 million in 2010, making it the third largest force in exports.

"However, for this industry, the main challenge is labor supply. ‘The new investments are for more technically sophisticated segments, which means that academic development programs need to be established to increase the level and quality of staff, ‘ said Bernal Rodriguez, manager of MicroVentio” published

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Medical Device Plant Expanded

April 2018

Microvention Terrumo, manufacturer of neuroendovascular devices, will be expanding its plant in Costa Rica, in order to increase the product lines and units that it exports from the country.

The new facilities are expected to start operating during the third quarter of this year.  

Neurovascular Devices Facility in Costa Rica

March 2013

MicroVention, Inc., a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, opened a manufacturing plant for platinum coils and stents for neurovascular treatments.

A statement from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) reads:

First neurovascular manufacturing company opens the doors of its modern plant in Alajuela

$8 Million in Medical Devices

June 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese manufacturer of devices for neurovascular interventions has announced it will open a plant in Costa Rica.

A press release states:

MicroVention, Inc., a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of devices for neurovascular interventions, announced today it will open its first plant outside the United States in the Free Zone Coyol of Alajuela in Costa Rica.

BeamOne inaugurated sterilizing plant in Costa Rica

January 2009

Since yesterday, the sterilizing plant owned by American company, BeamOne, began its activities at the Coyol free zone in Alajuela. reports: "Before BeamOne, the country was lacking in sterilization services, providing an advantage to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in attracting companies from the medical industry.

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