Cuban Chemists For New Vaccines to Save Lives

Santiago de Cuba, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban chemists are determined to continue searching for new vaccines to save lives, asserted here Vicente Verez, director of the Biomolecular Chemical Center (CQB), during the XXI International Conference of that Science.

When mentioning one of the latest results Verez talked about the multivalent conjugated Vaccine against pneumococcus, considered a challenge for those disciplines in Cuba and one of the most complex to which science in the country has confronted.

The expert noted that that bacteria is the cause of meningitis, pneumonia and media otitis (inflamation of the ear) that can lead to deafness, ailments of significant predominance in kids and with potential danger to their lives.

He said that this is one of the priorities of BioCubaFarma, the entity responsible for research and drug production that assumes this new prepared with a sense of the urgency it entails for the Cuban childhood and with the prospect to favor those from other latitudes that needed them.

The scientific highlighted the dedication and sacrifice for more than 10 years of experienced and young researchers, who mark the difference for its humanistic approach and remarkable moral motivations for making human life prevail, above all.

The director of CQB referred to clinical trials developed in the central city of Cienfuegos and the collaboration of pediatric hospitals in the capital and other scientific institutions, with setting one sight on having the vaccines ready for 2015.


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