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Posted June 03, 2007 by publisher in Cuban Healthcare

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Cuba will soon distribute a medication, only one of its kind in the world, to treat diabetic foot ulcers in all Angilology services in the country.
In statements to the press in Havana, the director of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) Doctor Luis Herrera underscored the advantages of the medication produced by his entity, known as Heberprot-P, which has been administered to more than 250 Cuban patients, with successful results and full response by 87 of the cases.

Doctor Ernesto Lopez, head of the CIGB commercial division, explained that Heberprot-P is and injectable formula that steps up the cicatrization of deep and complex ulcers, thus reducing the number of amputations.

Doctor Lopez said that the medication has been registered in Cuba and included in the basic medications program; it has been patented in South Africa, Australia and Singapore. The Cuban medication is also expected to be patented in Japan, the United States and in Europe.

There are 350, 000 diabetic patients in Cuba, 12,000 of whom may be suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, while the number of amputations could reach up to 1,800, the doctor explained.

With that in mind, said the specialist, Cuba is creating all conditions and training personnel to administer Heberprot-P throughout the country including primary medical attention. Doctor Perez added that the medication will be available to all patients suffering from diabetic food ulcers.

Heberprot-P, a medication produced by Cuban biotechnology, reduces the number of surgical operations, cicatrization time, possible complications like gangrene and infections, and avoids high costs derived from long-time hospitalization; it also improves quality of life and the functional recovery of patients.

Doctor Jorge Berlanga, also from the CIGB, explained that 85 percent of amputations can be prevented, while 70 percent of those surgeries are applied on patients suffering from diabetes, a disease affecting some 194 million people around the world.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on June 03, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Imagine when the US and Cuba can cooperate on biotechnology.

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  2. Follow up post #2 added on August 29, 2007 by danborges

    There is an error in your citation of the Agencia Cubana de Noticias press release. Your article says that Herbeprot-P “has been administered to more than 250 Cuban patients, with successful results and full response by 87 of the cases.” That would amount to a 35% success rate. What the original press release reports is “successful results and full response by 87% of the cases”. This means that roughly 218 patients out of the 250 patients treated with Herberprot-P showed a full successful response to the treatment.

  3. Follow up post #3 added on October 26, 2007 by Evey Loyo

    Can you tell me how to get ahold of some of this medication?
    I am afflicted with a foot ulcer and I think that I could benefit from the treatment.
    I have been laying in bed for over 1 month and I am still not fully healed.
    very slow because I have diabetes Type II also.
    Thank you for your reply.

    Evey Loyo

  4. Follow up post #4 added on October 26, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    I don’t know but if I learn of something, I will post here.

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  5. Follow up post #5 added on October 29, 2007 by Michele Organ

    Would like to know if you can get this in Canada.

  6. Follow up post #6 added on October 29, 2007 by Evey Loyo

    Dear Michele Organ,

    Heberprot-P was first released in 2001 under the name CITOPROT-P.

    In the USA a similar product is available in a gel form under the commercial name REGRANEX (becaplermin).
    I understand that it is very costly in the USA. About US$645 for a minute 15 gram tube of the gel.
    perhaps you could shed some light on the cost of the gel in Canada.

    I hope that this information helps you.

    Evey Loyo

  7. Follow up post #7 added on November 11, 2007 by Nick Parga

    Tambien unos cuantos millones de personas padecemos de distintas formas de artritis, enfermedad del sistema inmunológico sumamente dolorosa y incapacitante.

    Desde mi doloroso sitio frente a la computadora ruego a los hermanos médicos y científicos cubanos que dirijan también sus investigaciones a descubrir algún medicamento o programa genético a partir de las células madres para detener este *autoimmune deseases*.
    Hasta la victoria siempre, Nick

  8. Follow up post #8 added on November 17, 2007 by yangzhenli

    I am a chinese man.and got this information of Heberprot-P from CCTV of china.
    this is a good information for every diabetes and also for my mother.
    how can i get it or you would like to have a development in china.PLS contact me.
      best regards

  9. Follow up post #9 added on May 20, 2008 by Shalaka Sutar

    please tell me more about Heberport-P. how does it work and its cost to the patient also. please reply as soon as possible…...

  10. Follow up post #10 added on May 20, 2008 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    I haven’t heard anything about it lately.

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  11. Follow up post #11 added on May 20, 2008 by vapaday with 5 total posts

    Not too bad for a nation that wants to stagnate!

  12. Follow up post #12 added on May 25, 2008 by Pete Chavez

    Dear Vapaday,
    Gosh are you still fuming at how publisher called you out on your hippocracy for being as bigoted as the next fella (except your from the left) on that India article.  You remind me of this insane, rabid communist zealot that use to post on this very site.  His hatred for the U.S. could only be over shadowed for hatred for anyone and their opionions, that wants to see Cuba as a country free of tyranny.  Oh Yeah, what was that idiots name, oh yeah “Varsi”.    smile

  13. Follow up post #13 added on November 16, 2008 by juan Vildo Marin

    I want to import and sell the medication in Belize and to be the sole importer. I also need to know everything about the drug including andy side effects if any. Vildo Marin

  14. Follow up post #14 added on November 16, 2008 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    You need to go to Cuba and work directly with CIGB and probably Alimport.

    Good luck.

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  15. Follow up post #15 added on October 01, 2009 by marijana krkic

    I`m from Serbia,I want to heel my father,I contact everyone who knows anything about your medicine and i don`t have a hope to get herberprot-p in our country. Can I came in Cuba and bring my father on medical treatment? When Serbia will get herberprot-p?

  16. Follow up post #16 added on November 10, 2009 by Farmimpeks

    Hi, can anyone give me some contacts were can I buy this Heberprot-P ? I am wholesaler from europe!

  17. Follow up post #17 added on January 17, 2010 by smiljlana

    I have same question: when this medication will be in Serbia?

  18. Follow up post #18 added on January 21, 2010 by smiljlana

    That is a good question.  I need it too for my mother but…..

  19. Follow up post #19 added on February 06, 2010 by YORMARY


  20. Follow up post #20 added on February 07, 2011 by Maria Travez

    Saludos. Deseo adquirir este producto, donde y como lo puedo conseguir….por favor urgente…lo necesito para el abuelito de mi esposo que estan a punto de amputarle un pie… ayuda por favor

  21. Follow up post #21 added on April 10, 2011 by Milton Ottley

    Dear Sir/Madame,
    please note that I am very much interested in this product, I headr of it while I was in Dominican Rep on a visit. I did my one research and now I want to purchase it and If posibile be an agent for this product. Please let me know how could I obtain such.

    Awaiting your most favorable responds

  22. Follow up post #22 added on April 15, 2011 by swnavas

    Por favor quisiera saber como comprar el producto heberprot-p. Necesito con urgencia el producto para tratar a mi hermano que padece de diabetis y esta a punto de perder su pie porque no se le cura la herida de una operacion, en la actualidad el esta hospitalisado en la clinica del seguro social de Machala - El Oro - Ecuador

    Agradeciendole infinitamente por su ayuda


    Segundo W. Navas

  23. Follow up post #23 added on June 05, 2011 by sosyao

    I hope the Chinese pharmaceutical agents, hope agency Heberprot - P, please contact me Tel: 0086-189-098-45671 or e-mail message: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Cheng

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