BOGOTA, Colombia – A two-year-old shortage of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in Mexico has become more serious, with 2020 starting out with renewed complaints of even lower availability of the vaccine all over the country.
BOGOTA, Colombia – The Latin American med-tech sector is moving steadily toward 3D printing solutions to speed up production and cut costs in specific sub-sectors, such as orthotic devices. A case in point is Prothesia, of Monterrey, Mexico.
BOGOTA, Colombia – A startup in Mexico has developed an intelligent glove to diagnose cardiac diseases in seconds just by touching a patient’s chest. The invention could become available on the market by the end of 2020, when Soluciones Kenko, from Jalisco, Mexico, expects to hit the Mexican market with a futuristic solution for the health care sector.
BOGOTA, Colombia – Researchers at the National University of Córdoba, in Córdoba, Argentina, have developed a technique to optimize the biofunctions of surfaces and inhibit microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus from adhering to and building colonies on solid substrates’ surfaces.
Establishment Labs SA, from the Virgin Islands and with main manufacturing and marketing operations in Alajuela, Costa Rica, where it was founded, is entering the Japanese market with what it says is a revolutionary breast implant solution, starting this month.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – 3D printing has emerged as a source of tangible solutions to multiple challenges facing the medical technology industry, and some of the largest companies in the space are already looking at and using this rapidly evolving technology. Med-tech manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp., for instance, is using 3D printing across multiple plants around the world, including its two manufacturing facilities in Costa Rica.
Hemoalgae, from Cartago, Costa Rica, is moving forward with the extraction and development of molecules of hirudin, a peptide with anticoagulant properties, which impacts the biotech and med-tech sectors. Their uniqueness? Sourcing the anticoagulant hirudin from algae.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Hemoalgae, from Cartago, Costa Rica, is moving forward with the extraction and development of molecules of hirudin, a peptide with anticoagulant properties, which impacts the biotech and med-tech sectors.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Cross reality (XR) technology is gaining traction in the med-tech sector thanks to advancements in the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) fields that comprise it, triggered by a surge of investments that have driven cash flow to med-tech startups. The new technology is already impacting the health care sector.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The tiny Latin American country that has become the region's second largest med-tech exporter behind Mexico is betting on disruptive technologies and trends to stay at the technological forefront. Costa Rica's med-tech exports have become one of the nation's most important sources of income and employment, and the country is focused on expanding the sector.