LIFE sciences sector
ABOUT LIFE SCIENCES SECTOR IN COSTA RICA
With over 300 multinationals and 72 medical device corporations operating in the country, it has emerged as a leading hub for MedTech investment, producing Class I to Class III medical devices, with exports growing over 180% in the last decade to become the #1 industrial export good of Costa Rica in 2017
Companies have made Costa Rica their hub for creating a competitive, solid business operation.
Why Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is the #1 exporter of MedTech in Latin America per capita and 2nd largest exporter in overall dollars in the region
Medical Devices and Medtech in Costa Rica
INNOVATION, EDUCATION AND THIRST FORKNOWLEDGE ARE EMBEDDED IN OUR DNA...
Costa Rica is the 2nd largest exporter of Med Devices in Latin America and 7th supplier to the US. It hosts 5 global cardiovascular leaders. Medical devices were Costa Rica´s #1 export product in 2015.
Clinical research (R&D) activities, regional branch support and shared services operations are some of functions delivered by pharmaceutical companies in Costa Rica including Baxter, Bayer, Roche, GSK and Pfizer.
Ranked #1 in Quality of Scientific Research Institutions and University-Industry Collaboration in R&D in LATAM, Costa Rica executes research in several areas: Agricultural, Human, Environmental, Food, Surveillance, Plant, Marine and Natural Medicine.