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The Cuban biotechnology industry is known worldwide. The human and veterinary vaccines, bioproducts, drugs, diagnostic means and monoclonal antibodies created by brilliant scientists, in top-level facilities, place Cuba as one of the developing nations, together with India and Brazil, with more advances in this sector.

The BioCubaFarma Business Group, one of the most economically powerful in the country, is responsible for leading the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This organization has registered products and exports to more than 50 countries, has 1,800 patents abroad and its annual income exceeds 2,000 million dollars. Among the institutions attached to the huge Group, which employs more than 22,000 workers, are the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), the Center for the Production of Laboratory Animals (CENPALAB), the National Center for Biopreparations (BIOCEN), the Center of Immunoassay and the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM).

What are the medications, made in Cuba, with the most international prestige? PanamericanWorld proposes to approach five creations, unique in the world, born of the brilliance and long years of research by Cuban scientists.

HEBERPROT-P: THE BEST TREATMENT FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS

According to the World Health Organization, some 300 million people suffer from diabetes, and of these, between 15% and 35% may suffer amputation of one of their extremities. The Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only one of its kind in the world, has been able to reduce amputations by diabetic foot ulcer in Cuban patients more than four times. Born from the creative genius of a team of scientists, led by Dr. Jorge Berlanga, at the CIGB, the drug is used in more than 20 countries.The treatment includes injection into the affected area of he person and accelerates the healing process of the skin, so that the wound would be closed in a period of approximately three months.

VACCINE CIMAVAX-EGF: A HOPE AGAINST LUNG CANCER

The chances of survival for people diagnosed with lung cancer at an advanced stage are very low; However, with CIMAvax-EGF a new hope has appeared. This vaccine was created by researchers from the CIM who took 25 years to develop the product. The treatment slows down the growth of cancer cells and, therefore, prevents the disease from spreading throughout the body and thereby prolongs people’s lives. The scientists clarify that it is not a preventive vaccine, but therapeutic, although it has also been used in those with higher risks of suffering from the disease.

The CIM also developed the VAXIRA vaccine (known as Racotumomab) that works on a molecule found in all cancer cells. Scientists hope that, in the future, the drug may be effective against leukemia and other tumors that accompany lung, colon, prostate and breast cancers.

CIMAvax-EGF caught the attention of scientists from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York who continue to evaluate the possibility of taking this medication to the United States, which would be a milestone, because the Washington Blockade has prevented access to Cuban inventions.

Policosanol (PPG): A Natural Product to Lower Cholesterol

This drug, made from the wax of sugar cane, is used mainly to lower cholesterol, although the product also has other applications, since its antiplatelet, anti-ischemic and antithrombotic effects have been demonstrated; In addition, some take the medication because they consider that it invigorates the male genital tract. The PPG, being natural, has few contraindications, unlike what happens with other drugs on the international market for cholesterol.

Venezuela is one of the biggest consumers of PPG and Cuba also markets it in Serbia, Slovakia and Spain, among other nations.

Va-Mengoc-BC: Very Effective Vaccine Against Meningococci B and C

During the 80s of the last century, Cuba suffered an outbreak of meningococcal disease. The scientists worked intensely to find a solution and the Finlay Institute of Havana created VA-MENGOC-BC, a bivalent vaccine composed of meningococcal B outer membrane vesicles and meningococcal C capsular polysaccharide. It is currently the only commercially available drug in the world that attacks meningococci B and C.

In Cuba, more than 60 million doses of the vaccine have already been applied. The drug has proven to be very effective and with a high safety profile, as recognized by the World Health Organization.

Neuroepo: A Medication to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s

Population aging is one of the biggest problems facing Cuba. Currently, Alzheimer’s is the sixth cause of death in the country, among people over 60 years of age and, by 2040, this disease could affect 2.7% of Cubans. Today, more than 35 million people in the world have Alzheimer’s and there is no medication that is able to cure or stop its progression. In this context, the CIM scientists created a drug, called NeuroEpo, that delays the expansion of this disease.

“It would be the first time it is used on people and we have to wait for the results. This compound does not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, nor does it eliminate it, but the preclinical results are encouraging in that it could help to change the course of the disease, that is, slow down the deterioration that the patient inevitably suffers. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease without regression, she will move forward. What we want is to help delay this degenerative process and improve the quality of life of that person, and of the family, “acknowledged CIM researcher Leslie Pérez Ruiz.

Upcoming Creations

Cuban scientists are working on a clinical trial with Heberferon, which acts on renal carcinoma and in patients with malignant brain tumors;



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A new approach to medical education in Cuba is developing. The approach encompasses sweeping new and advanced methods while deepening effective educational methods. The objective of these changes is to achieve the following:

  1. Enhance the practical training and knowledge base in order to address the need of a diverse population by producing a generation competent doctors with a deep knowledge base and scope of obligations and responsibilities
  2. Produce, via extensive training an army of scientifically oriented and socially committed students

These two principals were the cornerstone in guiding the establishment of successful and innovative Cuban medical education system, at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Havana was the first to adopt said reforms back in the 1960. In spite of the resistance to a universal public healthcare and national primary healthcare to the populous. Such reforms were a major positive contributor to extending medical services to the deprived rural areas of the island and addressed the urgent need of establishing a training program for hundreds of doctors and physicians prepared and committed to this new vision.

As an initial commitment, and in 1959, students in their final year of medical training program held a series of heated meetings in order to vote on these new moral principles. The end result was an overwhelming vote in support of a decision to send hundreds of volunteers to where they were most needed, hence the establishment of the “Cuban camp”.

The principled students at the University of Havana elevated their initiative to the Ministry of Public Health, which swiftly agreed to establish 318 new jobs to serve the mountains areas. This was the origin of the “Rural Medical Services” program which attributed to the involvement of hundreds of new graduates over the next decade and lay the groundwork for the laws that would establish community service as a requirement.

Historical milestones of the Republic of Cuba’s Medical Education

  • 1726: The first medical program was established in Cuba
  • 1728: The establishment of the University of Havana, including Faculty of Medicine
  • 1842: The University of Havana adopts a reformed medical curriculum with focus on scientific principles that involved the introduction of clinical medicine
  • 1919: The establishment of a six-year Flexnerian modeled program to govern the basic, preclinical and clinical sciences
  • 1942: The improvement of the Flexnerian modeled program to govern the individual patient care, which included a teaching hospital for students, interns and residents
  • 1956: The University of Havana was shut down as per General Batista’s orders
  • 1959: The Faculty of Medicine of the University is re-established with 23 professors
  • 1963: An Emergency program was introduced to address the urgent need of training medical teams to handle the shortfall in public health care
  • 1970: The creation of primary model and primary care; community-based integrated polyclinics programs
  • 1976: The supervision of medical education became one of the Republic of Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health duties.
  • 1976: The Higher Institutes of Medical Sciences in Havana, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba was established
  • 1980: The establishment of 54 medical schools offering various medical specializations and covered all Cuban provinces
  • 1982: The strengthening of the selection criteria of medical students include vocational, motivational, as well as academic performance.
  • 1982 – 1985: Curricular reform for obtaining the Basic General Practitioner (BGP) for the family doctor program which offers more training in community based settings that emphasis on the medical school campus and hospital servicing
  • 1984: The family physician program was introduced
  • 1984: The creation of a comprehensive General/ Family Medicine program as a new medical specialty
  • 1986: The application of the first national practical and theoretical licensing examinations are applied with the utilization of external inspectors
  • 1996: The strengthening of the “Pillars of quality” assurance for medical education program, which resulted in stronger requirements for accreditation of established medical universities and centers.
  • 1996: The enforcement of the medical education credit system
  • 1997: The establishment of Master in Medical Education program
  • 1999: The establishment of the Latino Medical School (ELAM)


Advances of Cuban Orthopedics Mark Guidelines on the World

The advances of Cuban orthopedics has marked a guideline on the world medical scene and consolidated global reputation for their remarkable progress in research and application of novel techniques that placed the archipelago at the height of the most developed nations. So gave it a glimpse in Cuba Contemporánea Magazine the interview with the President of the Cuban Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology, doctor and Professor Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras, who highlighted the successes experienced by the island in this field.

Among the most outstanding initiatives of this medical specialty in the country which is at the forefront of the use of external fixators to treat various types of injuries and bone disease, said the eminent physician. Precisely, the doctor Álvarez Cambras is a recognized authority on this issue as the creator of the external fixator RALCA, currently patented in 24 countries. This orthopedic innovation which devised and developed four decades after first confirming its usefulness in experiments with laboratory animals, went on to be used for the first time in humans in 1974. Since then, more than 250,000 patients in Cuba have been favored with these excellent results with external fixators, expressed Álvarez Cambras.

In this sense, these fasteners are used in the treatment of multiple ailment fractures, tumors, and bone infections even for the elongation of the arms and legs, against the dwarfism, congenital deformities and traumatic contraction.

However, Cuba advances in orthopedics are within reach not only of all Cubans, but also patients from other latitudes, said Alvarez Cambras to refer, for example, the case of own external fixators, used in close to half a hundred nations. They are used in almost all of Latin America; in UnitedStates, Canada, France, Spain and Arab and African countries, recognized the also general director of the prestigious International Orthopedic and Scientific Complex Frank Pais.

According to Alvarez Cambras’s opinion, one of the most important management of external fixators is evident in situations of natural disasters or wars, events where – he said – almost 85% of the people affected tend to cater for orthopedics. In this regard, he recalled the use of those fixers in conflicts such as the arisen between Iran and Iraq in the Decade of the eighties or before natural disasters such as the earthquake of 7.6 degrees on the Richter scale that struck Pakistan in October 2005 and which caused more than 73 thousand dead. There, Cuban doctors saved thousands of lives and avoided a high number of amputations of a member due to these devices, said Alvarez Cambras to commemorate the work of more than 2,000 physicians sent by the island, and during eight months attended nearly two million people in this Asian nation.

Equally, the leading Professor emphasized the international cooperation that keeps Cuba in about 22 countries, with the presence of some 250 specialists. He reported which is today boasts more than a thousand and two hundred as a result of the development of this medical specialty in the Caribbean nation in the field of Orthopedics and about 400 in orthopedics training.

In addition to the above, the Republic of Cuba has also pioneered the following orthopidic surgical procedure:

  • Angular deformity of knee
  • Arthroplasty of non-cemented hip
  • Arthroplasty of unilateral knee
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Meniscus Chondromalacia Synovitis Lesions


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At the National Extension Workshop conference carried on September 27th, 2017 in the province of Camagüey, doctors from the provinces of Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus presented their evidence and application results on the effectiveness of the use of Heberferon for the treatment of Gorlin Syndrome.

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Gorlin Syndrome, also known as Nevoid Basal-Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (NBCCS) is an inherited medical condition and a genetic disease involving flaws within multiple body systems such as the skin, eyes, bones, nervous system, and endocrine system and which could lead to the appearances of multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). In spite of the fact its occurrence is rare, Gorlin syndrome causes extensive deterioration in the quality of life. Gorlin Syndrome conditions usually proceed multiple basal cell lesions.

In his presentation, Dr. Damaris Díaz Leonard, from Cienfuegos, discussed the medical case of a patient suffering from about 200 carcinomas throughout his body, and who has undergone various surgical procedurein the face region which resulted in deformities.

Dr. Leonard was backed by his colleague, Dr. Yilian Castro Maricy who also presented three similar patients suffering from Gorlin Syndrome. In his presentation, Dr. Maricy of the Camilo Cienfuegos Hospital in Sancti Spíritus, offered evidence showing that the application and treatment of these patients utilizing Heberferon has resulted in either total recovery in some lesions and partial and stable recovery in others, as well as the elimination of the possibility of the appearance of new carcinomas.

About Heberferon

Heberferon is an alternative vital to reducing or avoiding recurrent surgical procedures while improving esthetics and quality of life for those suffering from the disease.

Its effectiveness is in its ability to regulate components of the Hedgehodsystem, which is a system that plays a part in embryonic development which, in patients suffering from the Gorlin Syndrome, leads to mutation and tumor production and triggers lesions spread over almost the majority of the skin area.


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A new hope for skin cancer patients in Cuba. Skin cancer is a disease which affects the skin due to irregular and harmful formation of skin cells. It can spread to other parts of the human body if not treated in time.

The three types of skin cancer found across the world are as follows:

  • Basal-cell skin cancer (BCC)

It is the most common one in all the three types of cancer. It grows upon the skin with time but is less vulnerable to spread to other parts of the body. This makes it less painless and less critical for the patients.

  • Squamous-cell skin cancer (SCC)

This type of cancer is more critical in comparison to Basal-cell. Also, it is more likely to spread to others parts of the body. It is also susceptible to be turned into an ulcer.

  • Melanoma

The development of this type of cancer starts from the pigment holding cells but can also arise from mouth, eye or an intestine in some cases.

SKIN CANCER ADVANCEMENTS IN CUBA (HEBERFERON)

skin cancer treatment Skin cancer treatment has become a lot more sophisticated and modern with every passing moment. Cuba has advanced an all new medicine called as Heberferon for skin cancer patients. We are well versed with the fact that Cuba is the leading country on the globe with the finest medical research and development personals.

This medicine took 20 years for the medical team to develop. It is a great accomplishment in the field of medicine. This medicine is injected in the patients who are suffering from the skin cancer (except melanoma) with the object of eradicating skin tumor from its roots and preventing the patients from any possible side effects post-surgery.

It reduces the need for surgery in sensitive parts of the human body like eye, ear, and mouth. It is effective in reducing the size and restraining the tumor from growing even larger.

CubaHeal’s role

CubaHeal is adamant in providing the patient with all the logistical support such processing treatment requests, gaining treatment approval, and booking and visa granting support. Furthermore, our Cuban field team carries translation and personal support services and tasks for the patient and to eliminate all social boundaries and to ensure proper treatment can be availed by anyone at anytime in Cuba.



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What do you understand from the term Retinitis Pigmentosa?

retinitis pigmentosaRetinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is hereditary and rare condition. The disease causes the cells to deteriorate at the back of the eye (retina) where the images appear. This further causes the complete or partial loss of vision. This disorder is caused by harmful changes in a person’s genes while producing proteins which affect the relevant cells, and is the main reason of loss of cells in the retina.

Photoreceptors are the cells which are adversly effected due to Retinitis Pigmentosa condition. Those define the ultimate fate of light turning into electrical signals and finally into an image by the brain. According to a rough assumption, one in four thousand people are affected with this disease. People affected start to experience this disease from their birth only. You can have difficulty seeing in the dark or during nightime.

An eye doctor can diagnose Retinitis Pigmentosa through an examination of one’s retina. A cataract surgery is the simplest, common and the most successful of all the other surgeries known. But it becomes more complicated when a cataract shows up with the other eye disease. A cataract surgery in this particular case comes with its own risk such as losing the remaining vision. But an eye specialist can calculate the chance of success before performing surgery. So, it depends upon the condition of every patient. Hence, Retinas pigmentosa and Cataract Surgeries go hand in hand.

Retinas pigmentosa and Cataract Surgeries Treatment in Cuba

There are mainly four treatments offered in Cuba to cure Retinitis Pigmentosa which are as follows:

1. Eye Operation
An orbital vascular adipose tissue is implanted in a sclera choroidal pocket in the eye which is believed to increase the blood flow in the eye which can benefit one’s vision. But it is criticized because RP is a cellular condition and it does not have anything to do with blood flow.

2. Ozone Therapy
Ozone is inserted in the eye of the patient post-operation to increase the level of antioxidants which can help in the recovery process.


3. Electric Stimulation
Post-surgery treatment includes electric stimulation over the head, neck, and palms of the patient.

4. Medications
Medicines are also prescribed post-operation which are available quite easily in Cuba.



It is also known as CVD in short. It is related to the complications and diseases in the heart and blood vessels present in a human body. It also includes blood clots which build up in the vessels.

The Various Types of Cardiovascular Diseases

  •  Coronary artery disease – It is caused due to the collection of fat/ plaque in the arteries which compromises blood flow to and from the heart.
  • High blood pressure – A constant high blood pressure for a given period can develop severe heart conditions and an increased chance off or a stroke.
  • Cardiac arrest – is the most critical cardiovascular disease in which heart stops beating suddenly which causes unexpected fatality in some situations. The person loss of consciousness and difficulty in breathing are common symptoms.
  • Arrhythmia – is the irregular heart beat which can be slow or fast depending upon the patient’s condition.
  • Peripheral artery disease – is caused due to building up of fat in arteries which transfer blood to the brain and other vital organs.
  • Stroke can cause significant damage to any one side of the brain.
  • Congenital heart disease (CHD) – is a condition that can be affected by a person from birth. The unnatural structure of the heart gives rise to this type of cardiovascular condition.

Cardiovascular Advancements in Cuba

According to a recent study, there has been an excellent 45% fall in cardiovascular deaths from the year of 1970 to 2002 in Cuba. This illuminates the efforts and advancements Cuba has laid in conquering down the mortality rates caused from CVD. Also, and due to these advancements, life expectancy rate has seen on an upward trend in the past few decades. It now stands at 76 years.

The new technologies include percutaneous aortic valves for heart stenosis. This technology replaces older valves which connect the aorta with the left side of the ventricle with new and flexible valves. This does not require any surgeries to be performed. This improves the recovery period for the patient as there are no real wounds. It also decreases the blood loss.

Cuba is also a pioneer in the Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imagery technology. Said technology aids medical teams to calculate the proper medication and the procedure to be followed before the surgery is performed. Cardiovascular treatment has thus improved quite a lot over the past few decades.

CubaHeal’s Role

CubaHeal is adamant in providing the patient with all the logistical support such processing treatment requests, gaining treatment approval, and booking and visa granting support. Furthermore, our Cuban field team carries translation and personal support services and tasks for the patient and to eliminate all social boundaries and to ensure proper treatment can be availed by anyone at anytime in Cuba.



cuba medical tourism ? Cuba has made a mark for itself in the world of health sector providing top quality hospitals as well as medical services at affordable prices. The quality of the medical, as well as professionalism of service providers in the country, has surprised one and all. In fact, Cuba has paved a way for generating revenue through these medical ventures.

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Owing to its first class medical services, Cuba has earned a respectable place in popular destinations for medical tourism. Medical tourism is the term coined by travel agents describing the practice of traveling to other countries for getting healthcare.

Medical Tourism in Cuba

Diego Maradona, the football star, made news when he traveled to Cuba for getting treatment for drug addiction in the year 2000. Following his arrival, the world got aware of the quality of healthcare offered in the country.

The country gives best amenities when it comes to cases such as drug abuse, post accidental rehab, eye illness or plastic surgery. There are packages of all kinds for foreign patients.

Good remarks by foreign patients have added feathers in Cuba’s hat when it comes to medical conveniences. Cuba has a long history of turning out highly trained medical teams, including professional doctors and nurses.

These highly experienced medical teams are reputed of treating chronic cases in record time. Moreover, the presence of many healthcare centres near the beaches is a major attraction for foreign patients.

When it comes to financial aspects of getting treated in Cuba, it is a fact that treatment in Cuba is 60 to 80 percent less than the cost in US. Imagine a treatment for a price which is way less than what you would actually pay in your own country.  This is the reason why patients from Europe as well as Latin America visit the country for availing the best of healthcare at such low rates.

The Government of Cuba has also taken steps to improve the medical conveniences in order to attract medical tourists from all over the world. This includes improving the infrastructure and organization of the healthcare sector. After all, a major portion of country’s revenue is earned through medical tourism.

Hospitals equipped with top quality medical equipment, highly proficient doctors, nurses and other medical staff, abundant sunlight, within your means treatments, well organized healthcare department t, beautiful beaches, and heartfelt hospitality, all add up to the temptations of traveling to Cuba for medical treatments.



team Cuba of medical care in the world

cuba medical educationCuba continues to enjoy the reputation of top provider of medical care in the world. Its medical programs, as well as its egalitarian approach to medicine as a matter of humanitarian principle, remain unmatched.

This is no small thanks to the quality medical education provided to its more than 2,500 trainees from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, which includes 700 doctors that are enrolled in 43 specialized courses offered by the Ministry of Public Health.

A network of 13 universities across the country provide this education through a unique model of preventative medicine that integrates medical theory and practice with a community-based approach not provided anywhere in the world, including in the global north.

Students are taught to value the importance of international solidarity and collaboration in their work. For example, a group assignment might require that students from different regions of the world collaborate to provide medical assistance to neighbourhoods in need. In order to work effectively together, undergraduate students receive Spanish language training at a preparatory school in the capital upon arrival. Once they learn to work together as a team, they are also assessed together as a team; if two colleagues from Latin America perform better than two from Palestine, for example, they are often sent back into the field with strict instructions to uplift and support their Palestinian “companeros.”

In addition to a sense of international solidarity, students are taught to develop a conscious awareness of social and environmental factors related to health. Learning about the interconnectedness of social and economic disenfranchisement with issues such as gun violence, police brutality, addiction and poverty serves as a reflection of Cuba’s commitment to social justice and a better world since its revolution.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the following links:



For Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Heberprot-P is a drug developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in 2007 in Cuba.

Diabetes is no longer considered life threatening, nonetheless diabetes and complications due to diabetes, when not under control, remain to be sixth leading cause of death having a higher mortality rate than some cancers such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Of the most common and most severe complications of diabetes is diabetic foot ulcer which affects an approximate 15% – 20% of people with diabetes and frequently leads to amputation of the lower limb (about 84% of lower extremity amputation is due to this condition).

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Diabetic foot ulcer occurs when an ulcer or a wound develop in an area in the lower legs or feet which do not heal or are difficult to treat leading to the exposure of the underlying tissue and becoming susceptible to infections..

Symptoms and Rating

It is not uncommon for people with diabetes to have diabetic foot ulcers for some time without being aware of the development.  Some of the symptoms to look for include:

  • Thick yellow toenails
  • Bad odor from foot
  • Tight skin, swelling, redness or other infection symptoms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Muscle pain or cramps that occur with activity and go away with rest
  • discoloration of foot
  • Ulcers or sores on the foot

Based on the Wagner Grading System, diabetic foot ulcers are rated between 0 to 5:

  • 0 – the foot is normal but is at risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers
  • 1 – slight ulceration without infection
  • 2 – ulcers with exposed tendons and joints
  • 3 – large scale ulceration with infection
  • 4 – gangrene of toe(s) or forefoot
  • 5 – hind-foot or mid-foot gangrene

CAUSES OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCER

One of the main contributing factors to developing diabetic foot ulcer is peripheral neuropathy.(nerve damage) which arises due to an increase, ever a slight one, in blood sugar level.  Due to nerve damage and loss of sensations and the ability to feel pain, foot damage, even from such simple things as pressure from shoes or a small cut, go unnoticed and unprotected resulting in worsening skin loss, blisters and a possibility of a serious infection than may progress in a matter of days.

Narrowing of the arteries (peripheral arterial disease) due to diabetes reduces the blood supply to the feet and is another diabetic complication that contribute to the development of diabetic foot ulcers. An injury to an area with poor blood circulation takes longer to heal and is more difficult to treat making it prone to developing ulcers or gangrene (decomposition of cells due to lack of blood flow).

EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR (EGF) AND DIABETES

A number of studies have shown that  diabetic patients have a decreased amount of growth factor concentrations, mainly epidermal growth factor (EGF). Naturally found in the body, EGF stimulate and promote cell growth and regeneration by binding to its receptors -epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR).  Epidermal growth factor acts as a healing agent in that it speeds wound recovery  by triggering the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

It follows then for diabetic people with a reduced amount of EGF have more of a likelihood to have impaired wound healing to such extremes as to develop severe complications that may require amputation of the lower limb.

HEBERPROT-P

Heberprot-P is an innovative Cuban product with EGF as the main ingredient given to patients suffering from ulcers that are non healing and non responding to other conventional treatments. It  remains to be the only alternative treatment to amputation for diabetic foot ulcers.  About 160,000 diabetic foot ulcer patient have been treated with Heberprot-P with success reducing the the risk of amputation by 77%.

The use of Heberprot-P for diabetic foot ulcers has a significant influence on a patient’s overall quality of life in that it not only accelerates the healing process, reduces the number of surgeries needed for the removal of damaged tissue and reduces the risk of development of such complications as infections and gangrene but it also reduces risk of amputation and reduces hospitalization costs.

Heberprot-P is parenteral administered and is free of preservatives. It has demonstrated a favorable risk–benefit and has proven to be well tolerated with mild to moderate side effects, with pain and burning sensation at administration site the most frequent.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Heberprot-P was registered in Cuba in 2006 and is now registered in 15 other countries, making it possible to treat more than 100,000 patients; applications for its registration are under review in other countries, including Brazil, China, the Russian Federation, South Africa and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.

Heberprot-P has won the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Gold Medal and the Best Young Inventor Award at the International Invention Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.




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