In Costa Rica there are more than 70 multinational companies in the science sector, such as those specialized in medical devices,
pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology. -Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE photo -















Published Thursday, November 12, 2020

 International medical companies
train 500 workers in Costa Rica



By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Eleven international companies in a joint plan with the National Institute of Learning, INA, will initiate training courses for 500 workers, announced the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE.

According to CINDE, in Costa Rica there are more than 70 multinational companies in the science sector, such as those specialized in medical devices, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology.

This first training will be carried out by workers from international companies such as Allergan, Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperVision, Edwards, Freudenberg, Moog, Nelipak, Philips and Tegra.

The practice will focus on medical manufacturing, occupational health, waste management, and first aid. Most of the education will be presented virtually, however, there will also be face-to-face programs. The first group of workers is expected to finish the course at the beginning of 2021, CINDE said.

According to Jorge Sequeira -Picado, Director of CINDE, the science companies sector currently provides work for almost 30,000 Costa Ricans.

Among the main products made in the country are specialized medical devices for cardiac, respiratory and endovascular procedures, orthopedic products, vision products, dental treatments and orthopedic prostheses.





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