Biomedical research projects CIGB
In the Direction of Biomedical Researches (IBM) of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) works in multiple projects aimed at obtainment and development of biomedical products, useful for the prevention and therapy of cancer, inflammations, infectious, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, scarring and cytoprotection.
Agricultural research projects CIGB
The Agricultural Research in the CIGB responds to the needs of Cuba to increase agricultural and livestock production for the sustainable satisfaction of demands. Our research projects are aimed at obtaining vaccines and veterinary drugs as well as obtaining bio-products and improved crops applicable to industrial agriculture.
Cuba has registered a new skin cancer medicine called “Heberferon” developed by the island’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) After 20 years of research and clinical trials, Cuba’s Havana-based Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) has developed a new medicine called “Heberferon.” BiologistIraldo Bello, who participated in the process, described the drug which combines interferón “Alfa” and interferón “Gamma” through the use of recombinant technology at the CIGB – as “unique” in the world. The injectable medication cures or reduces the size of malignant skin tumors and can prevent scaring from surgery in areas difficult to operate on such […]
Ten years after receiving its health registration and approval to be used in the national health system, the medicine Heber¬prot-P has been used to treat over 55,000 Cuban patients nationwide, with positive results Developed by a team of experts led by Dr. Jorge Berlanga Acosta from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Heberprot-P is an injectable medication used to treat advanced foot ulcers in diabetic patients by accelerating the healing process, thus reducing the risk of amputation in over 78% of cases. The only one of its kind in the world, the product received the Gold Medal awarded […]
By reopening embassies, removing Cuba from the “terror list” and making it a bit easier for Americans to travel there, President Barack Obama’s White House has taken initial steps to put an end to a policy that has adversely affected the health of the American people for over half a century. The Senate Appropriation Committee’s action last week to even further ease restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens and relax some provisions of the economic embargo, is welcome for a variety of reasons, but perhaps most urgently for the health of citizens in both countries. Forty years ago, […]