About Us

Lisan® Laboratories is a Costa Rican company with over 32 years experience in producing generic pharmaceutical and veterinary products and 24 years of being a pioneer in the development of first order natural products.

Costa Rica is a country rich in biodiversity of great potential in terms of human health, thus Lisan® creates its Lisanatura® division in 1998 and invests its utilities in research, development and innovation (R&D&I) of natural products. These efforts are rewarded with the commercialization of the first two products of the Lisanatura® division: Cuamara® and Serenum® (in the Costa Rican market since 2006). Currently the division has 12 new products in pipeline which will begin commercialization during 2013-2014.

Scientific Partners

Lisan® Laboratories works with a network of scientific partners that include: INBio (National Institute of Biodiversity), the National University of Costa Rica (UNA), the Pharmaceutical and Medical Faculties of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) as the National Center for Research in Natural products (CIPRONA) of the UCR. Through these strategic alliances our scientific efforts are enhanced and Lisan® Laboratories provides financial support to local institutions in their conservation and research efforts.

Raw Materials

Raw material suppliers are systematically screened, yet Lisan® Laboratories gives priority to Costa Rican farmers and women's groups that implement eco-friendly practices and continuously strive for quality, as for chemical and microbiological harmlessness of raw material. Lisan® Laboratories supports social development in Costa Rica and has positive environmental impacts. These efforts are coupled with an environmental and social responsibility program that among others carries out animal castration and desparasitation crusades as technology transfer to small farmers in topics such as organic agriculture, biodynamics and medicinal plants.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Lisan® Laboratories possess a multidisciplinary scientific staff of professionals in fields such as botany, pharmacy, medicine, chemistry and agronomy in order to carry out its R&D&I activities in natural products. Our production plant complies with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the laboratory achieved a Certified Quality System (ISO 9001).

New Challenges

Through our Lisanatura® division we continuously adopt new and innovative challenges, such as the selection and quantification of natural active principles, the study and verification of novel properties and level of security for human and veterinary use. We constantly evolve in our social and environmental welfare philosophies. Always true to our principles of total and holistic health of humans, animals and our planet.