• The Free Zone is the country’s leader in the export of medical devices.

Committed to the health of the country, the Coyol Free Zone will donate an m2000 RealTime System and 5,000 diagnostic kits for the detection of COVID-19 that will support the work of the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA, for its acronym in Spanish).

This donation will increase the country’s diagnostic capacity, allowing up to 96 simultaneous tests to be carried out on the same platform and to obtain reliable and scientific testing in just a few hours.

The equipment will be integrated into the National Virology Reference Center that operates from INCIENSA at the beginning of next week. This donation includes the installation, the service contract and the technical support for optimal operation and is worth 116 million colones. The final steps to make the donation are being carried out in conjunction with the authorities of the Costa Rican National Health Service, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the manufacturer Abbott.

“As leaders in the export of medical devices, who are committed to Costa Rica and the health sector, we look to support the center for testing of the COVID virus and have decided to donate this system to INCIENSA. It is a piece of state-of-the-art equipment manufactured by Abbott for the detection of COVID-19, and it provides the confidence and reliability that is needed at this time,” explained Carlos Wong, CEO of Coyol Free Zone (CFZ).

Dr. Lissette Navas, director of INCIENSA, pointed out that “Coyol Free Zone’s donation comes at a time of a shortage in the country caused by the demand internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experienced teams have been detecting the RNA from the person’s nasal secretions and then processing the PCR; however, with this donation, we will be able to determine if there are genetic components of COVID-19 in the same platform and in real-time. ”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized that PCR tests are highly reliable and essential to determine the cases of real infection and to be able to accurately monitor the evolution of COVID-19.

A proven and highly flexible solution

Coyol Free Zone’s donation of the m2000 RealTime System to the country offers a tried-and-tested solution, that has minimal manipulation and monitors the sample throughout the process without generating cross-contamination.

It brings together PCR tests in a single, reliable and high-performance platform.

Also, it incorporates a unique combination of outstanding scientific and instrumental solutions that have specifically demonstrated reliability and accuracy for reliable and accurate detection of genotypes and subtypes.

Data analysis eliminates subjective outcome assessments to improve confidence in patient outcomes.

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