About us

The National Nanotechnology Laboratory (Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnología, LANOTEC) is attached to the Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología (CeNAT). It contributes to the development of technologies that enable the improvement of products and processes in the industrial sector. They also help reduce the nanotechnology gap between developed and underdeveloped countries.
Quality politics: LANOTEC is committed to satisfying its clients by providing the maximum commitment to quality in all its services, through continuous improvement of our processes, traceability of measurements, reliability of results, confidentiality, impartiality and a competitive laboratory technique and personnel.


    We generate, disseminate and transfer knowledge through research, development and innovation in nanobiotechnology, hand in hand with scientific experts, cutting-edge technology and strategic alliances for the benefit of the public, private and academic sectors.

Development objective

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


    To be a national and international benchmark in research, development and innovation in nanobiotechnology, meeting quality standards in our services, strengthening competitive development and inter-sectorial articulation.

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


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