The Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB)
is an institution of a dynamic development which has reached a high level of research
and development of biological products obtained through the methods of modern biotechnology.
The CIGB Direction of Biomedical Research
works in more than 20 projects
aimed at the obtainment and development of biomedical products for the prevention
and treatment of infectious diseases, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, cancer,
inflammation, autoimmunity, healing and cytoprotection. It comprises the departments
of Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals, Immuno-diagnosis and Genomics, Chemical Physics, and
Control of Scientific-Technical Activity and Administrative. It has 200 workers:
el 41% holding the degree of Doctor in Sciences and 37% Masters in Sciences.
Comprehensive information on the research projects carried out at the Direction
Biomedical Research can be found
at the CIGB Yearbook
The CIGB Department of Clinical Trials
is responsible for coordinating, designing
and controlling the implementation and completion of clinical studies and pharmaco-surveillance,
aimed to obtain the necessary sanitary registration for the commercial activity
according to national and international standards. It is responsible for the preparation
of registration dossiers of all products of the CIGB, procedures for new registrations,
renewals, authorizations of clinical trials and dossiers changes with regulatory
authorities in Cuba and other countries. It participates in the development stage
of new products and the assessment of changes, advising from current regulations
points of view.
The CIGB Direction of Technological Development
aims at converting scientific
results into final products and/or technologies. The whole process of development comprises
the establishment of technologies at laboratories with all required quality parameters,
until scaling and pilot batch production. GMP and GLP are combined and sustained on a documented quality
system providing the highest quality and safety of products and technologies that
are being developed.
The CIGB Biomedical Research Direction organizes every year a series of International
Meetings and Workshops
aimed to review the state of the art of the main
research topics we cover. We invite you to visit at this web the specific information
on these Meetings for the next two years.