New Boston Scientific Plant in CR

The medical implements manufacturer inaugurates its second production plant in the Propark Free Zone in Costa Rica.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The new facilities of the multinational corporation Boston Scientific, which measure 26,000 square meters, required an investment of approximately $35 million. The company estimates it will hire an additional 2,400 workers in Costa Rica by 2011.

According to, “The company develops various devices for heart, stomach and gynecological illnesses, among others. Specifically, the two production plants in Costa Rica produce surgical forceps (clamps for biopsies) and 100% of 'snares' (handles used to remove polyps and cauterizing).”

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Boston Scientific to Expand Costa Rican Operation

November 2009

The medical devices company will close a facility in Florida, U.S., and move it to Costa Rica.

This plant, located in the city of Doral, produces parts for stents used in treatment of heart disease, and employs 1.400 people. Boston Scientific expects to definitively close the facility in 2013.

Moog Medical Invests $3.5 Million in Costa Rica

May 2009

The multinational medical equipment manufacturer will open its plant in November in Coyol, Alajuela.

The site in Coyol, which will employ 200 people, will produce infusion pumps and irrigation pumps for IVs.

Hassel Fallas wrote in La Nacion’s website: "The site in Coyol is the first one that Moog will open outside the US, following the acquisition of Curlin Medical Company in 2006.

$128 thousand annually per worker

December 2008

In 2008 the Costa Rican medical devices sector will have exported $960 million and employed 7500 professionals and technicians.

These sales projections were made by Cinde based on data from the Foreign Trade Promoter. The $960 million in the sale of medical implements this year exceeded last years figure ($768 million) by $192 million.

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