Puerto Rico

2020 Edition

Puerto Rico’s Medtech Manufacturing Excellence

“Medical device manufacturing has a long history on the island, starting with Baxter in the 1950s. Today, 30 world-leading medical device companies are present in Puerto Rico generating 20,000 direct jobs across 70 manufacturing plants producing more than 2,500 different types of…

A Collaborative Approach to Fighting Diabetes in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, approximately 16 percent of the adult population has diabetes, one the highest prevalence in the world, compared to 10 percent in the general US population. As a result, diabetes represents a significant burden to the local healthcare system and population…

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Company Spotlight: Puerto Rico’s Quality & Compliance Experts

When life sciences companies decide to transfer the production of new drug to Puerto Rico, extend an existing production line, or simply sustain existing operations, they can count on the support of a vast network of service providers with unmatched expertise in quality and regulatory compliance, from premarket approval (PMA) submission, design transfer, validation, to quality control.

Puerto Rican Community Pharmacies: Uniting Against the Big Chains

Going into a pharmacy has never been more convenient in the United States and its territories. People living near urban centres need not travel far to find a 24 hour-supermarket-style pharmacy. It is not only about acquiring medication, but about offering everything customers might need, from cheddar cheese…

Puerto Rican Logistics: Through the Hurricane

Puerto Rico’s export-driven economy could not exist without someone moving, literally, things from point A to point B. As the US Caribbean territory remains one of the world’s premiere manufacturing hubs, accounting for 22 percent of total US exports of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing in 2018…

CEO Profile
Company Spotlight
Jorge Rodríguez
CEO, PACIV, Puerto Rico

Jorge Luis Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV, a Puerto Rican provider of industrial automation solutions for the life science’s industry, reveals the three key performance indicators that make the island a global powerhouse for pharma manufacturing. Moreover, he….

Company Spotlight
Medtronic Puerto Rico
A Manufacturing Behemoth

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in Puerto Rico this year, Medtronic is the largest life sciences company on the island with four manufacturing locations in Juncos, Villalba, Ponce and Humacao, as well as commercial operations. Its manufacturing footprint covers….

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