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Abdala vaccine clinical trial is going well in Cuba

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Abdala vaccine clinical trial is going well in CubaSantiago de Cuba, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The clinical trial of the vaccine candidate Abdala, one of the four underway in Cuba, is going well today at the Saturnino Lora Hospital in this eastern city, where it has been taking place for the last month. Dr. Rafael Suárez, director of the healthcare center, reported that the intramuscular application of the preparation for immunization against Covid-19 has hardly presented adverse reactions, mainly associated with discomfort in the area of ​​the puncture.

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Cuba and Iran sign an agreement on Sovereign vaccine 02

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Cuban Finlay Vaccines Institute and the Pasteur Institute of Iran signed a collaboration agreement here to complement the clinical evidence of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine candidate from the Caribbean island, Soberana02. In its official Twitter account, the Cuban entity explained that ‘this synergy will allow faster progress in immunization against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in both countries.’

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The freedom conquered in 1959 continues to illuminate the country

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Fidel continues to command his rebel armies in a Freedom Caravan that has traveled across Cuba every January since 1959, making clear that the memory of that transcendental event in the country’s history continues to inspire new victories in the many battles Cubans face. The new “Caravanistas” from Santiago de Cuba initiated their journey, that will culminate on January 8, in Havana, from the city’s Avenida de los Libertadores, alongside the former Moncada Garrison, which became the July 26 Educational Center following the triumph of the Revolution.

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New horizons for science and innovation

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Armando Rodríguez Batista, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), explained to Granma that these norms were the first of a much more comprehensive legal package which continues to be presented (Decree 2/2020 on Advanced Technology Enterprises, Decree Law 7/2020 and its complementary provisions), to guide implementation of policies to perfect Cuba’s science, technology and innovation system, approved by the Council of Ministers in October of 2018.

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Clinical trials of Mambisa and Abdala candidate vaccines approved

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After a careful review of the information presented, including evidence from pharmaceutical development and studies in animals, the Center for the State Control of Drugs, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed), authorized the clinical trials of two new Cuban candidate vaccines to prevent COVID-19, given the names of Mambisa (CIGB-669) and Abdala (CIGB-66). Trials of the first, created by researchers at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), affiliated with the BioCubaFarma Enterprise Group

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Cuba presents another COVID-19 candidate vaccine

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Biotechnology made in Cuba shows its strengths once again. The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) has submitted the technical file of their first vaccine candidate against COVID-19 to the State Center for the Control of Medicines, Medical Equipment and Devices (CECMED).

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Political Bureau discusses issues to be addressed during 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba

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Chaired by its first secretary, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee met yesterday to address issues that will be presented for analysis at the upcoming 8th Congress of the organization. On this occasion, analyzed was the document entitled “Assessment of policies regarding Party cadres, the Young Communists League, mass organizations, the state and government. Role of the Party to achieve superior results.”

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The emergence of Soberana 1 is not a chance event

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Since the beginning of the Revolution, the priority granted to scientific progress, with emphasis on the training of highly qualified human capital and the creation of research centers in dissimilar branches of knowledge, were essential prerequisites that allowed Cuba to venture into the promising sector of biotechnology in the decade of the 1980s, practically at the same time this industry was emerging in a small group of nations with greater technological development.

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BioCen develops secure medium to transport viral samples, a first in Cuba

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Researchers at the National Biopreparations Center (BioCen) have developed Cuba’s first secure medium to transport viruses, created for use in the collection and transfer of patients’ nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples for the diagnosis of SARS-COV-2, the COVID-19 causal agent. BioCen achieved and industrially scaled the product in only seven days and, subsequently received its Sanitary Registration from the State Center for the Control of Drugs, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed).

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Second group of volunteers join Soberana clinical trials

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Twenty more Cubans joined the short history of Soberana 01, the country’s first candidate vaccine against COVID-19, on September 2, according to reports from Naturaleza Secreta. This group, composed of volunteers between 60 and 80 years of age, is the second to receive the first dose of the much awaited vaccine.