Sancti Spiritus Scientists Committed to Economic Processes

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Sancti Spiritus Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA)’s Delegate Leonel Diaz Camero affirmed that local scientists give priority to the integration of researches to both the economic and service processes.

He highlighted the results attained at the Experimental Tobacco Station, located in the municipality of Cabaiguan, where the Sancti Spiritus 96 tobacco variety was grown. This crop has been spread throughout the island’s central provinces and also in the eastern region. On the other hand, it is a source of raw material for the tobacco leaves and cigars exported from this territory.

On the other hand, it is a source of raw material for the tobacco leaves and cigars exported from this territory, considered the island’s second largest tobacco producer.

According to in investigators, the Sancti Spiritus 96 kind requires lesser amounts of chemicals, thus reducing the risk of environmental contamination and helping preserve biodiversity.

Leonel Diaz praised the staff of the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as well. This scientific facility produces different kinds of diagnosing tests thanks to the technological transference of the Havana’s similar institution.

The HeberFast Line Embarazo, a quick and fast early pregnancy diagnosing immunoassay is already in use, as well as tests for the identification of rotavirus in feces and the celiac disease.

Local experts considered that the effectivity of these tests is quite similar to the ones produced and distributed by renowned companies.

 

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