Potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States highlighted in Havana

El doctor Agustín Lage. Foto: Ismael Francisco/ Cuba

The Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology in Cuba, Dr, Agustín Lage, noted the potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, while announcing further steps to strengthen links in this sector.

Dr. Lage announced during a press conference this Sunday morning in Havana, that Cuban biotechnology products could begin to be used by U.S. patients, as more than 30 Cuban patents have been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

This is a pre-commercial step and therefore is not subject to the sanctions of the blockade, Dr. Lage told accredited press providing coverage of President Barack Obama’s visit to the island.

He explained that this is an exception, since due to the blockade, Cuba can not export its biotech products to the U.S. and patients in the U.S. can not use them, as they have Cuban patents.

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