Díaz-Canel highlights Covid-19 science projects in Cuba

Díaz-Canel highlights Covid-19 science projects in Cuba
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14 January 2021
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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday highlighted the significance of two ground-breaking projects by Cuban scientists to fight Covid-19.
 
On his Twitter account, the Cuban president referred to the 'creation of a diagnostic kit for the RNA-magnetic extraction by using nanotechnology', in order to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Miguel Diaz-Canel described the news as 'another step towards technological sovereignty' and shared an article explaining some details about the operation of this product.

In addition, Diaz-canel tweeted another text from Granma newspaper where Cuba's breakthroughs in lung ventilator production were present.

According to the article, Cuba is developing two variants of these equipment: one low-grade invasive and the other non-invasive.

'The first one (low-grade invasive), named Pcuvente, is an automatic equipment designed for emergency ventilation for short and uninterrupted periods, suitable for Intensive Care Units (ICUs) or even for postsurgical recovery wards, and also during in/out transport at the hospital,' Granma says.

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