Heberprot-P, A Cuban Biotechnology Example to the World

Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Heberprot-P has become in the last three years the leader product of the Cuban Center of Genetic Immunology and Biotechnology (CIGB), experts of the sector told the news agency Prensa Latina today.

Doctor Carlos Mella, expert in Market Intelligence of the Marketing Company of Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Products of the CIGB, Heber-Biotec, said the medicine made the difference at international level.

Heber-Biotec, founded in 1991, is one of the speakers at the 2nd International Conference Technology and Health, with Havana’s Conference Center as venue.

Heberprot-P is used to treat piercing ulcers on diabetic foot, an injury really hard to fight, at the extent that most patients with this injury lose their affected leg.

Mella explained that before having the mentioned medicine, the CIGB worked on other research lines. The closest treatment to skin ulcers was an cream, only for external use that is still produced today, but used for burns and related injuries.

Arts graduate Carmen Marrero, sales manager of the division of European countries at Heber-Biotec, reported to Prensa Latina that Heberprot-P had been already registered in 19 Latin American countries, North Africa and Asia.

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Cuban Scientist Praises Role of Science in Cuba’s Economy

By Jorge Petinaud

Moscow, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, scientific adviser to the Cuban Council of State, said in this capital today that science and technology will play an increasingly important role in updating the Cuban economic model.

Shortly before leaving Russia, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Lomonosov University here in Moscow, Castro Diaz-Balart told Prensa Latina that Cuba has 1,200,000 professional graduates.

The country has 68 universities, 120 research centers, almost 13,000 professionals with science doctorates, 20,000 with master’s degrees, and another 300 high level specialists, representing considerable potential, he said.

Life expectancy in Cuba is 78 years for men and 80 for women, the child mortality rate is one of the world’s lowest, as a result of more than five decades of continual support from the State for this sector, the Cuban science adviser said.
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