Cuba’s biotech industry expands through decades of innovation, overseas exploration

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HAVANA, June 24 (Xinhua) — Cuba’s half a billion-dollar biotechnological industry, considered key to the country’s future, is looking to expand with innovation and overseas market development. “Today we export our established products to about 50 countries, and we have a portfolio of innovative and unique drugs that are in different stages of research or clinical trials,” Merardo Pujol, business development director at Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), told Xinhua. Cuban scientists are looking to the future for new ways to create unique and innovative drugs that not only benefit the island’s population but also millions of […]