Bayer to Build $6.5 Million Sterilization Plant
Pharmaceutical company Bayer recently announced plans to expand its operations in Costa Rica by building a $6.5 million sterilization plant in Cartago, east of San José.
Bayer general manager Chester Zelaya said during a press conference that the plant will allow the company to export medical devices directly from Costa Rica rather than having to first send them to the United States to be sterilized.
The 600-square-meter plant will use a system called “E-Beam” to sterilize these devices.
Bayer hopes to begin this process within 18 months with its own products and offer sterilization services to other companies in the future, the manager said.
The company, which operates in 120 countries, is a top exporter in Costa Rica, where it has operated for 19 years and now employs about 1300 people.
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