Health and innovation stand out on Cuban Science Day

Health and innovation stand out on Cuban Science Day
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15 January 2022
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Havana, January 15 (RHC)-- With the creation of vaccines, medicines, and supplies to confront Covid-19 and a process of transformation in innovation and technology with government support, Cuba celebrates Science Day today.

On the occasion, Dr. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Minister of Science, Technology, and Environment (CITMA), highlighted the work of the sector during the past year to accompany the new government administration and the granting of the headquarters of the national event to the province of Havana.

That decision responds that the territory has the most significant number of science, technology, and innovation entities in the country with 86 research centers, 34 Innovation Development Units, 15 scientific and technological service centers, and six high-tech companies, five of them belonging to BioCubaFarma.

Among its main results in 2021, the Cuban capital hosted the development, scaling, and production of the immunogens Soberanas, designed by the Finlay Vaccine Institute, and the vaccine candidate Mambisa, from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

As part of the celebrations for the Cuban Science Day, a modern astronomical observatory was inaugurated the day before, as a result of the collaboration agreement between the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (Iga) of the Citma with the Institute of Applied Astronomy and the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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