Medical Devices: New Plant in Costa Rica

After investing $100 million, Edwards Lifesciences opened its second heart valve manufacturing plant in La Lima, Cartago.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The 24,455-square-meter industrial plant is located in the La Lima Free Zone industrial park, according to the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives (Cinde).

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The official statement explains that "... This new plant -together with the existing one within the same industrial park- expands the capacity to produce finished products, to which is added the sub-assembly process that has been operating since 2017.

In Costa Rica, the company will continue to focus on the production of cardiac implants for the treatment of patients in medical centers around the world. Edwards Lifesciences arrived in Costa Rica in 2016, as an additional plant in its global operations network with locations in the United States and Singapore.

Josue Campos, Manager of Edwards Lifesciences in Costa Rica, indicated that they plan an important growth in the next months. We came to Costa Rica to grow together with the community.

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