Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine Hosts Third Medical Device Costa Rica
January 23, 2012
Medical Product Outsourcing magazine is on tap to hold its third annual Medical Device Costa Rica (an MPO Symposium) March 19-21 at the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose. The event, produced by Warwick, N.J.-based Event Consulting Group, will consist of networking, interactive education, strategic planning and industry discussions. ﾓBeing connected with and offering support services to Costa Rican medtech companies has been a wise business move for Polymer Solutions, one that offers another dimension to our business,ﾔ said James Rancourt, founder and CEO of Blacksburg, Va.-based Polymer Solutions. He added, ﾓBecause many North American companies have near-shored significant operations to Costa Rica, partnering with the C.R. companies allows us to also be more responsive and relevant to our domestic clients.ﾔ The event's conference program, which was expanded from one to two days, with one full day of conference sessions and additional workshop offerings on the second day on topics ranging from Supply Chain Management and Trends in Automation to Negotiating Global Relationships and Maintaining Quality Across Borders. As Costa Rica continues to be a hub for medical device manufacturing, the workshop offers in-depth topics such as ﾓKeys to Doing Business in Costa Ricaﾔ and ﾓQuality & Regulatory Training for Device Manufacturers in Costa Rica.ﾔ Here are some conference highlights: ﾕ Medical Product Outsourcing Industry Status Report: The United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America ﾕ Adhering to Common Quality Standards in Global Manufacturing ﾕ Selecting the Right Supplier at the Right Price in the Right Location ﾕ Advanced Supply Chain Management ﾕ Examining Trends in Automation: Speed to Market, Cost & Quality Factors ﾕ Negotiating Global Relationships in a Competitive Device Market Jonathan Baker, founder and president, Valvic II LLC and a previous attendee, said, ﾓI was very pleased with the Symposium and well worth the cost to attend.ﾔ Besides the conference and networking events, there also will be plant tours slated for March 21. Medical Device Costa Rica is supported by suppliers and contract manufacturers including Sterigenics, Helix Medical, Vention Medical, Polymer Solutions, SMC Ltd., CINDE, Florida Medical Manufacturers' Consortium, MDMA, Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology magazines and MedicalDeviceNow.com.
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