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.
BOGOTA, Colombia Looking to dig deeper into its rest-of-the-world market operations, Canadian firm Knight Therapeutics Inc. acquired Latin America's largest biotech company, Biotoscana Investments SA.
BOGOTA, Colombia – During the past few years, the Dominican Republic has become one of the leading medical device suppliers to the U.S. It has positioned itself as the Latin American country with the highest export value of medical and surgical instruments worldwide. This year, it aims to expand its med-tech exports at a 7% rate.
BOGOTA, Colombia – A Costa Rican designer developed a system to create tailor-made molds to treat patients diagnosed with microtia, a congenital deformity, in which the external ear is not fully developed. "This is a very basic concept, and it really amazes me that it has not been implemented before," Andrés Quiros, the product designer behind the invention, told BioWorld MedTech.
SAO PAULO, Brazil – Latin America is rife with opportunities to undertake clinical trials, but regulatory adjustments are needed for companies to fully take advantage of them. As the largest market in the region, Brazil, for one, is in dire need of those adjustments, said experts gathered in Sao Paolo last week for the annual BIO Latin America conference.