Medical Device Plant Expanded

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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

In a press release, Marco Bruno, director of the plant, said that "... the company decided to expand operations thanks to specialized labor and good manufacturing practices in the production of medical devices."

Nacion.com reports that "... In the case of MicroVention, they send medical devices abroad such as intraluminal stents, occlusion balloons, platinum coils and flow diverters for the treatment of strokes, aneurysms and neurovascular diseases. The new facilities for this company will be in the Coyol Free Zone building and will house 80% of Microvention-Terumo's production worldwide."

Microvention Terrumo started operating in Costa Rica in 2013, when it inaugurated its manufacturing plant for platinum spirals and stents for neurovascular treatments.

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