Biocen, a central pillar for the Cuban health system
Founded 28 years ago now, the Centro Nacional de Biopreparados (BioCen) is today a fundamental institution for the preservation of human health.
In the difficult moments humanity is living today, BioCen’s Associate Director José Benito de Armas Rodríguez told CubaPLUS magazine, the center has played a very important role in the combat against COVID-19, as it is responsible for producing various medicines used in the protocol of dealing with this disease, among them: BioCen’s Biomodulin T; Heberon, Hebertrans, Heberferon, Jusvinza from the Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología; Va-Mengoc-BC from the Instituto Finlay de Vacunas; Surfacen from the Centro de Sanidad Animal.
In an interview given to this magazine, the executive said also that that “faced with the epidemiological situation of our country provoked by the pandemic, BioCen took on the design, development and production of a medium for transferring samples of the SARS-CoV-2 virus”.
This scientific institution, explained De Armas, has the only plant of culture media in the country and it is the only producer of vaccines against allergies, hence the fundamental role it plays in favor of the health of the Cuban population.
At the moment, he added, our institution is immersed in various research-development projects related to many fields, among them nutritional supplements, cultivation means for plants, nanotechnology and the development of bio products for the prevention and therapy of Alzheimer’s disease.
De Armas pointed out the strength shown by the organization he leads in the development and innovation of medicines based on the quality management system of ISO 9001 standards of 2015 and, he noted that the human capital of BioCen has been committed to the center during these 28 years and has grown in the face of the obstacles imposed by the U.S. blockade of the island to continue providing its valuable service to Cuban health.
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