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Costa Rica: A Leading destination for MedTech Nearshoring

For many years, Costa Rica has designed and promoted a strategy to attract foreign investment and position itself as an ideal destination for companies...

US surgeons successfully implant pig heart in human

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man, a medical first that could one day help...

Why Costa Rica uses horseshoe crab blood in medicine

Many of the current regulations related to horseshoe crabs focus on commercial fishing, ignoring their rapidly growing role in the medical device and vaccine industries.

Costa Rica’s coronavirus strain

This mutation does not make the virus more lethal, contagious or aggressive, researchers say.

Costa Rica has responded to the coronavirus with technological development

Costa Rica has reduced its dependence on imported goods at times of increasing global demand.

Costa Rica pioneering three plasma-based strategies to treat COVID-19

The Clodomiro Picado Institute of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is preparing to pioneer three strategies that could be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

Costa Rican universities designing emergency ventilators to help patients with COVID-19

Separate projects at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) could help the country be better prepared for an increase in coronavirus cases. 

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

TEC researchers found that blackberries are highly efficient in preventing cell damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main cause of skin cancer.

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

The research group already patented their findings, therefore if the project concludes with a commercially distributed antibiotic, recognition and a share of the profits will be distributed equally among the three universities.

Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans

A Health Ministry official acknowledged there are still concerns by various groups on issues such as the testing of new drugs and vaccines, and with tests conducted on vulnerable members of the public such as children, people with disabilities and seniors.

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