- New manufacturing capacity allows Establishment Labs to provide over half the current world demand for breast implants and supports upcoming launches in China and the U.S.
- Global Learning Center expands training in next generation technologies
- Establishment Labs also publishes 2022 Sustainability Review
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA), a global medical technology company dedicated to improving women’s health and wellness, principally in breast aesthetics and reconstruction, today announced the grand opening of the Sulàyöm Innovation Campus in the Coyol Free Zone, Costa Rica.
The Sulàyöm Campus will support Establishment Labs’ continued global growth with additional capacity and capabilities in manufacturing, R&D, digital media, training, and medical education. The first phase of the project, which opens today, includes approximately 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, medical, research, and office space. The added manufacturing more than doubles Establishment Labs’ capacity, allowing the company to provide over half the current world demand for breast implants.
“To the Bribri, an indigenous tribe in Costa Rica, the Sulàyöm mountain is regarded as the center of all creation. We chose to name our innovation campus Sulàyöm as a reminder of our heritage and of our unwavering commitment to women around the world,” said Juan José Chacón-Quirós, CEO and Founder of Establishment Labs. “Today, on the fifth anniversary of Establishment Labs’ public listing, we are scaling-up our company to support the growing demand for our products globally, including them being made available in the U.S. and China; the creation of a new category with Mia Femtech; and our commitment to expand access globally to high quality breast reconstruction.”
The new facilities also include advanced R&D labs, new media production and broadcasting studios, executive offices and meeting facilities, and a Global Learning Center, which includes a surgical theatre and procedure rooms for medical education and training. The campus includes an additional 45,000 square feet of space that can be used to further expand manufacturing or other capabilities. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to be carbon neutral and uses sustainable materials and other green design elements and standards.
“Our new research labs will add to our technology and product development programs, and we are adding significant new capabilities in media and medical education,” Mr. Chacón-Quirós continued. “The campus also underscores our commitment to our communities by adding up to 1,000 new jobs over the next several years and continuing our traditions of sustainability. Our goal was to create a heart of creation and innovation, where our employees, healthcare professionals, partners, and consumers from all over the world can connect. This is what Sulàyöm means to Establishment Labs.”
The opening ceremony will include a Discovery Session showcasing Establishment Labs innovations in science, technology, and product development. The accompanying presentation will be made available concurrent with the event in the investor portion of the Establishment Labs investor website at www.establishmentlabs.com.
Establishment Labs also announced the publication of its 2022 Sustainability Review. The Sustainability Review is published annually and provides an assessment of the Company’s efforts in support of environmental and social issues in its communities. The current and previous editions of the annual review can be found on the company’s website at: https://establishmentlabs.com/corporate-sustainability/.
About Establishment Labs
Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. is a global medical technology company dedicated to improving women’s health and wellness through the power of science, engineering, and technology. The Company offers a portfolio of Femtech solutions for breast health, breast aesthetics and breast reconstruction. The over three million Motiva® devices Establishment Labs has delivered to plastic and reconstructive surgeons since 2010 have created a new standard for safety and patient satisfaction in the over 85 countries in which they are available. The Motiva Flora® tissue expander is used to improve outcomes in breast reconstruction following breast cancer and it is the only regulatory-approved expander in the world with an integrated port using radio-frequency technology that is MRI conditional. Mia Femtech™, Establishment Lab’s unique minimally invasive experience for breast harmony, is the Company’s most recent breakthrough innovation. These solutions are supported by over 200 patent applications in 25 separate patent families worldwide and over 50 scientific studies and publications in peer reviewed journals. Establishment Labs manufactures at two facilities in Costa Rica compliant with all applicable regulatory standards under ISO13485:2016 and FDA 21 CFR 820 under the MDSAP program. In 2018, the Company received an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA for Motiva Implants® and began a clinical trial to support regulatory approval in the United States. Please visit our website for additional information at www.establishmentlabs.com.
Establishment Labs’ implants and tools are currently not approved for commercial distribution in the United States. The Company’s Motiva implants are undergoing clinical investigation pursuant to U.S. FDA regulations for investigational medical devices.
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