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Theragenics to install medical manufacturing plant in Costa Rica

AUGUST 27th 2014

• Company will start recruiting in the coming months
• Vascular equipment will be produced by Costa Rican hands
Buford, GA, August 27 2014. Theragenics Corporation, a leader in the field of medical devices worldwide, announced that it will instal a plant in Costa Rica for the manufacturing of medical devices in the vascular area.
The company will make an initial recruitment of 50 Costa Rican professionals who will be responsible for carrying out the manufacturing processes of medical devices that will be used in worldwide.
The plant in Costa Rica will be located in El Coyol and will have an area of ​​1,600 square meters, and it is expected to be operational by the end of 2014.
The president, Luis Guillermo Solís, was pleased by the announcement made by the company and he ensures that the country once again demonstrates its competitiveness at an international level to produce high technology.
"We appreciate the confidence of the company Theragenics to invest in Costa Rica and we are confident that with the national human talent we will successfully supply the required staff by the company. I am pleased to say that this new investment is a clear employment opportunity for thousands of Costa Ricans who want to excel and work in internationally renowned companies."
Theragenics’ CEO, Frank J. Tarallo, said “As we previously announced, we have refined our plans for moving certain portions of our Galt Medical operations offshore.  These revisions result in maintaining a greater presence in the current Galt facility in order to better support our customers.”
By 2013 the ​​Life Sciences sector in Costa Rica generated more than 17,200 high-quality jobs, while exports of medical and precision equipment were over U.S. $ 1,547 million.
The Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Alexander Mora, said the decision by Theragenics to invest in the country and develop highly sophisticated jobs, highlight the credibility of the Costa Rican human talent.
"The fact that Theragenics has chosen our country to install its manufacturing plant of vascular devices, demonstrates the consolidation and prestige of Costa Rica in high-tech manufacturing. We are proud that Costa Ricans are the hands that produce highly sophisticated equipment that will be used around the world."
The Director General of CINDE, Gabriela Llobet, explained that "Theragenics consolidates the cluster of medical companies that rely on Costa Rica to perform highly complex processes in medical manufacturing, confident in the ability of the Costa Rican human talent."
Theragenics Corporation operates two business segments: its surgical products business and its brachytherapy seed business. The surgical products business (,, manufactures and distributes wound closure, vascular access, and specialty needle products. Wound closure products include sutures, needles and other surgical products. Vascular access includes introducers, guidewires and related products. Specialty needles include coaxial, biopsy, spinal and disposable veress needles, access trocars, radiofrequency devices, implanters, introducer products, and other needle-based products. The surgical products segment serves a number of markets and applications, including, among other areas, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, vascular surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, dental surgery, urology, veterinary medicine, pain management, endoscopy, and spinal surgery. Theragenics’ brachytherapy business manufactures, custom loads, markets and distributes “seeds” used primarily in the minimally invasive treatment of localized prostate cancer. The Company’s brachytherapy product line ( includes its palladium-103 TheraSeed® device and its iodine-125 AgX100® device. For additional information visit

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