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Coyol Free Zone will generate 1,500 new jobs during the next 6 months

June 18th, 2019|

Coyol Free Zone (CFZ), the leader in exports of the Life Sciences sector in Costa Rica, announced, during a visit from the President of Costa Rica, that the established companies will generate 1,500 new jobs during the next 6 months. Candidates sought for these positions are people from diverse backgrounds and profiles; manufacturing operators, precision mechanics, [...]

Medical Devices Exports Increased $546 million

May 9th, 2019|

Exports figures have tripled between 2014 and 2018 A single park exports 62,7% of all medical devices May 2019. Coyol Free Zone (CFZ) medical device exports have increased by $546 million, going from $1.430 million in 2017 to $1.976 millions in 2018, according to data from the Foreign Trade Promoter Agency (PROCOMER). This behavior reflects the [...]

A practice-based Master’s Degree: Medical Device Engineering

February 28th, 2019|

In addition of being the only one in Latin America, the Master’s degree in Engineering in Medical Devices offers to the students an attractive syllabus program, with a practical methodology that allows practice-based learning and researching. This postgraduate program has national and international teachers, classes via Adobe Connect (web conference) and visits during the program [...]

If Costa Rica commits to build a sustainable MedTech industry, programs like the one that TEC offers are essential

February 28th, 2019|

An specialist in the medical device industry of the University of Minnesota, analyzes the status of this sector in Costa Rica and TEC’s role in the development of it. Dr. Daniel Mooradian, from the University of Minnesota, United States, has been involved since the conception of the  Engineering in Medical Devices Master of the Tecnológico de [...]

Medical Devices Sector Moves Towards Research and Development

February 28th, 2019|

The R & D segment is one of the richest generators in global value chains Engineering in Medical Devices Master’s allows to boost research capabilities Medical devices are the main export product in Costa Rica. According to the Promoter of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (Procomer), 28% of the total exported goods of Costa Rica [...]

Master’s student verified how plasma can be used to improve plastic medical implants

February 28th, 2019|

Research by Laura Barillas proved that plasma (material at very high temperatures of more than 5,000 degrees Celsius) can be used to coat plastic implants, these implants, being polymers, are cheaper and lighter; and by coating them with certain materials prevents the body from rejecting them. Laura Barillas, one of the first graduates of the [...]

CooperVision Joins the Path of Sustainability

February 12th, 2019|

We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the CooperVision company for obtaining the prestigious LEED® Silver certification for environmental-friendly design and operation in its 10,000 square-meter manufacturing facility, located in Coyol Free Zone. Inaugurated in 2016, this plant produces silicone hydrogel contact lenses under the Clariti® brand. According to the company, it is [...]

Moog Medical obtains Re Certification of Carbon Neutrality by INTECO

January 16th, 2019|

Moog Medical Costa Rica has had as its main challenge to balance the growth of its operations with the conscious use of natural resources. As part of this environmental commitment, the organization has submitted its operations for the second consecutive year to the greenhouse gas verification process to the Technical Standards Institute of Costa Rica, [...]

Costa Rican Free Zone Awarded as the Best in the Region

November 23rd, 2018|

Employs 12,000 employees in 27 world-class companies. Exports 51% of the medical devices produced in Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica. For the second consecutive year, Coyol Free Zone has been awarded as one of the two best free zones in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Top Free Zones 2018 ranking by the [...]

“Alajuelenses” will be able to study with TEC in Centro Coyol

November 2nd, 2018|

Offer includes Master´s Degree, technical programs, open courses, and lectures for the general public. October. Young people and adults interested in specializing in the areas of Science and Technology have a new educational option in the province, thanks to an agreement signed by Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) and Coyol Free Zone to offer Master´s Degrees, [...]