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Cuba to present results of its vaccines at BioHabana 2022


Cuba to present results of its vaccines at BioHabana 2022

Havana, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present, during the BioHabana 2022 international congress, the results obtained so far in the clinical trials of its vaccines against Covid-19 and the immunogen Cimavax-EGF for the prevention of lung cancer.
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This was announced by executives of the Cuban Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry Group (BioCubaFarma) and the organizers of this event, which will take place from the 25th to the 29th.

The experts explained that research with CIMAvax-EGF, from the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM) in conjunction with the Roswell Park Institute in the United States, has already demonstrated the drug’s safety, and its combined use in several anti-cancer indications is being explored.

Eduardo Martínez, president of BioCubaFarma and also of the Organizing Committee of the event, said that the processes through which NeuroEPO, a neuroprotective drug developed by this Caribbean nation to counteract mild and moderate Alzheimer’s disease, is going through, will also be presented.

This product, also developed by the CIM, concluded its Phase II/III studies and is preparing a Phase IV phase of progressive introduction, which is designed jointly with the Ministry of Public Health to present to the regulatory authority a Phase III comparative trial in Havana and another one in the rest of the country’s provinces.

BioHabana 2022 will address some 10 topics related to Covid-19, medical technology and industry 4.0, as well as chronic inflammation, cancer and autoimmunity, agricultural biotechnology and brain diseases.


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