Medical Industry: New Complex to Be Built

Costa Rica's Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. will invest $35 million in the execution of the first stage of the construction of its new innovation campus called "Sulàyöm", which will be located in the Coyol Free Trade Zone in Alajuela.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

This new facility will have some 13,500 square meters of construction and will support the company's global growth, increasing production capacity in manufacturing, research and development, digital media, training and education for physicians specializing in aesthetic surgery, notes a press release from the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives (CINDE).

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The document specifies that the new plant will expand the annual production capacity from 700,000 implants currently produced to more than 1,900,000 Motiva implants per year once it is fully operational. This expansion is part of Establishment Labs' growth plan, which also includes new product launches: Motiva® Flora® and Motiva MIA®.

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA), focused on women's health, is recognized worldwide for its breast implants for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Juan Jose Chacon-Quiros, CEO and founder of Establishment Labs, said, "Innovation at our 'Sulàyöm' Innovation Campus is a critical step in our growth as Motiva Implants continues to gain recognition as a new standard in breast aesthetics."

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