that they are looking for leadership and expertise in design.”
She said, “It’s important that the relationship is set up in the
right way at the outset. We coach the OEM through the process,
while they coach us on their lifecycle and key drivers. Open and
honest communication enables success.”
MPO mentioned a Q&A posted on celesticahealthtech.com
that contains two particular concepts the company sees as key in
establishing new relationships: Is there a“culture of innovation”at
the OEM, and is“collaboration”embraced?
ARE YOU READY TO DO BUSINESS IN
COSTA RICA? (The answer is Yes.)
INCREASING NUMBERS OF MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES AND THEIR
SUPPLIERS ARE FINDING THE QUALIT Y AND RESOURCES THEY NEED TO
MANUFACTURE IN COSTA RICA. FIND OUT HOW MEDICAL DEVICE
COSTA RICA: AN MPO SYMPOSIUM IS HELPING FIRMS CONNECT, LEARN
AND DEVELOP THE TOOLS TO MASTER INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING.
Why is Costa Rica attracting so many medical device firms? It’s more than just the tropical climate, miles of
beaches, blue sky and clear water. The government has actively pursued a growth strategy to attract high-tech
firms, and it has paid off.
Over 11,000 people in Costa Rica are employed at more than 35 multinational companies, and the
medical device sector the fourth-largest exporter in the country. Life-science firms exported more than $1.1 billion
of medical technology in 2010 and attracted almost $300 million in foreign direct investment.
MEDICAL DEVICE COSTA RICA, the third-annual MPO Symposium event held March 19-21, 2012, is
designed to provide medical device professionals with market-critical intelligence, training and networking to
tackle manufacturing, quality and supply chain issues in Costa Rica and globally.
“Being connected with and offering support services to Costa Rican medtech companies has been a wise
business move for Polymer Solutions, one that offers another dimension to our business,” said James Rancourt,
founder and CEO of Blacksburg, Va.-based Polymer Solutions. “Because many North American companies have
near-shored significant operations to Costa Rica, partnering with the C.R. companies allows us to also be more
responsive and relevant to our domestic clients. The MPO Symposium is a key venue that Polymer Solutions
attends because the topics are timely, relevant and medtech-specific. The limited number of presentations
ensures that there is substance, not fluff. The size of the event ensures that every participant has an opportunity
to have discussions with every other attendee. And, the opportunity to tour of the state-of-the-art manufacturing
facilities is a great component to the MPO Symposium. We use it to give our expert team an inside look at the
scale, pace and seriousness of these key medtech manufacturers.”
Learn how to give your team of experts the skills they need to maximize your medical device company’s
global reach—whether you have a facility in Costa Rica, are doing business with companies that do, or are
looking to expand. Visit our website for updates to the agenda, registration and further details about the event.
A Two-Way Process
Brian Jarvis, vice president marketing for BIT
Companies, a global provider of instrumentation and system development, contract
manufacturing and after-sale service for
in-vitro diagnostic and medical OEM clients,
said that“if an OEM contacts us, we know