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The Costa Rican Life Sciences Event You Should Not Miss

This post is sponsored by CINDE. CINDE, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, is hosting the “Life Sciences Forum” in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 18 through the 20th. We sat down with CINDE’s Director of International Affairs, Pilar Madrigal. MCN: Hello, Pilar, and thanks for joining us. Tell us about your event. Who […]

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Learn How Costa Rica Became a Medical Device Hotspot

This post is sponsored by the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency. The medical device sector started in 1987 with the installation of a top company, Baxter Healthcare. Since then, the industry has been evolving and growing in size and complexity. From commodities to high-tech, highly regulated devices such as biological heart valves, aesthetic implants, and […]

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.