About us

El Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnología (LANOTEC), adscrito al Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología (CeNAT), Contribuye con el desarrollo de tecnologías que permitan el mejoramiento de productos y procesos en el sector industrial. Y coadyuven a disminuir la brecha de la nanotecnología entre los países desarrollados y sub-desarrollados.


     To be a self-sustaining scientific center with high economic impact and social at national and international level that generates knowledge to strengthen the competitive development and the exchange of specialized knowledge at the highest level through the intersectoral articulation.                             

Development objective

    To generate scientific value from nanobiotechnology to process andproduct innovation initiatives that impact the economic development of Costa Rica.                             


    We are a research laboratory for use in nanobiotechnology that has specialized professionalswho conduct studies with the highest scientific standards, within the framework of innovationand development, aimed at the public, private and social sectors of the region.                             

Services porfolio

In order to guarantee the quality of the services we provide, LANOTEC has a Quality Management System and we are in the process of accreditation under the ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 standard.


LANOTEC has equipment specialized in spectroscopic, microscopic, thermal analysis, mechanical, and related techniques to conduct physicochemical and biological characterization of materials.

  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Thermal
  • 3D Printers
  • Others

LANOTEC in numbers 2019




Knowledge transfer


Attention to students

Engineering, manufacturing, and innovation laboratory

This Area focuses on research that relies on engineering concepts for the development of products and projects for innovative purposes.

Our team

Our alliances

Contact us


 1.3 km north of the United States Embassy Building National Center of high Technology, Pavas                             

Telephone Number

+506 2519 5700

+506 2519 5832

+506 2519 5840