The company opened a laboratory and offices in Zonamerica. Improving human health through the safe application of science and technology is part of the mission of Artica Biotech S.A., which inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory and set up offices in Uruguay to direct its operations towards Europe and Asia. This Chinese company, headquartered in Shanghai, is one of the largest suppliers of biological reagents and consumables in that country. The installation of a state-of-the-art laboratory in Uruguay enables Artica Biotech S.A. to provide world-class culture media and technical services for clients in the biopharmaceutical and precision medicine fields. Since 2017, the company has been operating in Uruguay in the area of technological innovation for healthcare, but on a smaller scale, in a laboratory located in the La Teja area. Due to the success of this pilot, the company decided to expand its facilities, thus increasing its production capacity. In six years, sales volume increased from US$ 400,000 to US$ 16 million. The company began working with two employees and now has a total of 25 people on its staff.