Cuban Pharmaceuticals Present in over 50 Countries

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Cuban Pharmaceuticals Present in over 50 CountriesHAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (acn) Beyond its notable benefits for the national health system, the products of the Cuban medical-pharmaceutical industry, including biotechnology, expanded their markets in 2013 with exports to over 50 nations.

In 2013, according to executives of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), cited on Thursday by the Granma newspaper, the production of 580 of the 880 lines of Basic Medicaments was in charge of the aforementioned sector, including eight of the 13 vaccines used in the island’s immunization program.

The number of devices installed in the country for the early diagnose of uterine cancer was 121, equipment created by specialists of the Center for Immunoassays in cooperation with Havana’s Diez de Octubre Hospital, which are very expensive on the international market.

Its application guarantees the implementation of programs for the massive investigation of that ailment, the most frequent type of cancer in women of 20 to 59 years of age.

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