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Santo Domingo.- With the participation of senior executives and government officials the company Multinacional COVIDIEN inaugurated a new medical-surgical instruments manufacturing plant  in the Dominican Republic.

National Export Free Zones Council director Luisa Fernandez said the new plant will create 1,000 jobs, in addition to the company current 1,500 employees, at a total investment of US$45 million, in the San Isidro Free Zone Industrial Park.

The new facilities with innovated architectonic design will feature new technologies and sophisticated assembly line machinery. The new building will occupy an area of more than 7,000 meters of construction, and will elaborate instruments for minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries.

Bryan Hansen, President of the Covidien Surgical Devices and Devices Based on Energy Division affirmed that his company is committed to be part of the country’s development. "Covidien is committed with the Dominican Republic and that’s the reason why we feel proud for expanding our operations in the country.”

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8 comment(s)
Written by: TonyTunTun, 15 Aug 2011 12:41 PM
From: United States
More jobs...keep it coming.
Written by: juanb, 15 Aug 2011 1:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Where was President Scissor Hands?

You can't cut a ribbon without him in the picture.
Written by: DirectorioDominicano, 15 Aug 2011 5:33 PM
From: Iran,

Excellent! nice to see some businesses investing in the DR Future.
Hopefully the toxic chemicals found in and around these manufacturing plants
will be disposed off in a proper manner (yeah right, good luck with that) :(

Written by: Perez, 15 Aug 2011 5:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Well this sounds good! I'm sure many hospitals in DR need those instruments badly!
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 15 Aug 2011 6:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
I guess DR is open for business!
Written by: perlurdom, 16 Aug 2011 12:56 AM
From: United States, Bay Area, CA - (Dei sitio)
Medical Devices is the kind of investment that the DR needs to attract; this is a highly regulated industry (FDA, ISO 13485, RoHS, UL/EMC), high-end technology, and R&D driven market. This is one of the best paid sectors, where the native professional can acquire new knowledge (process validation, six sigma, quality assurance, regulations, calibration/metrology) and be exposed to high tech manufacturing processes (Flow Cytometry, sterilization, Form-Fill-Seal Packaging, ultrasonic welding, laser technologies...)
DR needs continue working to attract other companies like Boston Scientific, Stryker, St. Jude Medical, J&J...
Step in the right direction...
Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 17 Aug 2011 7:11 AM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland
More jobs,= more money,= more purchasing,= better standard of living, equals more investments, thus more jobs, = more money..etc. This how we go from rags to riches!
Written by: androidtablet, 23 Aug 2011 9:53 AM
From: United States
good to see such investments made
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