Sale of medical implants increase in Costa Rica

Export of implants for medical purposed, especially silicone breast implants and those used for weight-loss, have shot up in the last year.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

According to records from the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer), the country exported US$134 million in these types of articles between January and June, or 452% more than sales for the same period in 2007 ($24 million).

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From the press release by Establishment Labs:
Our mission is to make breast aesthetics safer and better for women worldwide by delivering a world class technology platform that promotes women's health and enables the strategic adoption of Motiva as the brand of choice in the market,” said Juan José Chacón-Quirós, CEO of Establishment Labs. “The investment and partnership from Crown Predator and JW Asset Management and the global relationships and experience they provide will enable us to accelerate investment in our technology, grow our customer base, and scale our business to meet growing demand. We are excited to officially begin the journey to bring our next generation Motiva implants to the United States, the largest market for breast aesthetics in the world."

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Peru's economy has improved in the last years, specially its services sector, causing an important increase in consumption.

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Costa Rica bets on new markets

February 2009

Authorities in charge of foreign trade say that "a lot of creativity" will be needed to increase sales. reports that "Markets in China, Cuba, Nicaragua and Panama are the new bets for Costa Rican exports...

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Surge in Costa Rican exports of surgical implants

May 2008

Costa Rica earned US$80 million from exports of surgical implants in the first four months of 2008, a 40 percent year-on-year increase, the Foreign Trade Ministry reported.

The United States, Ireland an Australia are the principal markets for what has become a leading export of Costa Rica's medical industry.

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