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Leading Industry Multinationals Participate in Medical Device Costa Rica Panel: "Developing a Strong Supplier Base"

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Product Outsourcing Medical Device Costa Rica (an MPO Symposium) along with partner CINDE, the Costa Rican Development Promotion Agency, will present a panel discussion addressing ways to  manage and strengthen the supplier base for medical device manufacturers.

Medical Device Costa Rica is slated for March 19-21 at the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose. The panel will be preceded by a welcome reception on the 19th, a full day of conference sessions on the 20th and supplier exhibition March 20 - 21. Plant tours are still available, so register now.

On Wednesday, March 21, you will hear directly from featured representatives from major manufacturers in Costa Rica.

"Developing a Stronger Supplier Base" 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 21

Moderator: James McCormack, Corporate Supply Chain Manager, Hologic


  • Erick Barquero, Purchasing Manager, Boston Scientific
  • Gustavo Barrantes, Materials Manager, Hologic
  • Roy Calderon, Materials Director, Allergan
  • Randall Fonseca, Supply Chain Manager, St. Jude Medical
  • Pablo Jimenez, Materials Manager, Hospira
  • Allan Retana, Supply Chain Manager, Baxter

The panel will provide first-hand information on the growth of the medical device sector in Costa Rica as well as share insights on opportunities for new and existing suppliers in this sector. The session will focus on meeting industry requirements, challenges and ongoing efforts and initiatives to strengthen the supplier base to meet growing demand.

For the full agenda, registration and further details visit

Other conference highlights include:

  • Medical Product Outsourcing Industry Status Report: The United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America
  • Adhering to Common Quality Standards in Global Manufacturing
  • Selecting the Right Supplier at the Right Price in the Right Location
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • Examining Trends in Automation: Speed to Market, Cost and Quality Factors
  • Negotiating Global Relationships in a Competitive Device Market

Register at visit

Sterigenics, Helix Medical, Micro Technologies, S.A, PolyOne, ArthroCare, ATL Technology, Boston Scientific, DHL, Expeditors, Global Interconnect, Kuehne + Nagel, Merrill's Packaging, Microsystems UK, Modified Polymer Components, Nitinol, NuSil, Oberg Medical, OKAY Industries, PAC, Polymer Solutions, Precision Concepts Costa Rica, Precision Wire Components, ProPark, Rex Cargo, SMC Ltd., Synergy Health, Tegra Medical, Vention Medical, Hologic, Zeta Industrial Park, CINDE, Florida Medical Manufacturers' Consortium, MassMedic, MDMA, Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology magazines,, and Event Consulting Group.

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