Friday, June 21, 2019

Researchers from IGE - UNR and CONICET visited LIF

They are staff members of the Institute of Experimental Genetics. Metronomic chemotherapy and repositioning of drugs are the main investigations in progress.
     LIF’s Board of Directors and Trustee welcomed researchers and maintenance a meeting where they could exchange information about the different activities of both institutions.
     “IGE works in basic research to produce pre clinical knowledge. The objective is reduce the time between the development of a new therapy and the use in patients. It is an interactive work between researchers and physicians,” expressed MD Graciela Scharovsky, IGE’s Director.
     For more than 15 years, IGE has been working in Chemotherapy and repositioning of drugs.
     Metronomic chemotherapy is defined as repeated administration of anti-neoplastic drugs at comparatively low doses frequently and without long drug-free period.
     After meeting, the visitors explored the different LIF’s facilities.

IGE: Institute of Experimental Genetics.
UNR: Universidad Nacional de Rosario - National University of Rosario.
CONICET: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - National Committee of Scientific and Technical Research.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Santa Fe Province Government Presented the Fluid Milk “Acunar”

LIF collaborated in different stages along by the development of this project.
Acunar is a fluid milk-based food registered by Santa Fe province which will be distributed free in healthcare centres and schools around the province.

The project was developed by Addvance, Santa Fe’s Health Ministry and LIF who contributed with legal and administrative advice.

“LIF such a State Society has an important experience to manage this kind of valuable projects. Our institution will be always available to help”, expressed LIF’s Board of Directors.

In the future, LIF might develop and produce the multivitamin formula used to supplement the fluid milk.

Monday, March 25, 2019

PAHO’s Representative Visited LIF

They exchanged institutional information and analysed the possibility that, in the future, LIF would be able to provide medicines through the PAHO Revolving Fund. 

LIF’s Board of Directors received Dr. Javier Uribe Echeverri, International Advisor, Health Services and Systems of Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

During the meeting, they exchanged institutional information and analysed the possibility that, in the future, LIF would be able to provide medicines through the PAHO Revolving Fund.

“Through the fund, Member States pool their national resources to procure high-quality life-saving vaccines and related products at the lowest price," expressed Dr. Uribe.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Agreement Between LIF and FByCSB - UNL

Through this agreement students will do professional practices at LIF.
This agreement expects that FByCSB will be able to do professional practices at LIF under supervision of both institutions.

The deal includes students who want to get the degree as postgraduates.

The main objective is to promote the training and the continuing education of human resources.

Adriana Ortolani (Dean of FByCSB*), Guillermo Ramos (Academic Secretary - FByCSB); Diego Bruno (LIF Director); Silvina Mugni (Quality Control Manager - LIF) and Sebastián Macies (Person in Charge of Academic Relations - LIF) were present in the meeting.

* FByCSB - UNL: Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias Biológicas de la UNL.

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year's Eve Lunch for LIF’s Staff Members

It was also in honour to Roberto Ganin who has retired. Andrea Uboldi (Health Minister) participated in the lunch. 

At this time every year, LIF’s staff members have the New Year’s lunch. In this opportunity it was a double celebration because Roberto Ganin (LIF’s General Manager) has retired after 33 years of activity at LIF.

Andrea Uboldi (Health MInister and LIF’s President) and LIF’s Board of Directors participated in the meeting and gave a present to honour Roberto Ganin.

“Thanks for everything, Roberto Ganin.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Agreement signed between LIF and Sayago Hospital

It is an agreement of “Mutual collaboration and assistance”. LIF will do health controls and monitoring to its employees. Santa Fe’s Health Ministry participated in the signature.

Andrea Uboldi (Santa Fe’s Health Ministry); Fabián Mendoza (Sayago Hospital’s Director); Jorge Stettler and Diego Bruno (LIF’s Directors) signed an agreement of “Mutual collaboration and assistance”.

The main objective will be to do health controls and monitoring on the LIF’s staff members. Production Area’s staff will be the first group of employees to start the controls.

“LIF and Sayago Hospital are neighbours and have had a long history of activities together. Doing these controls by the Public Health Service strengthens both institutions”, expressed Jorge Stettler.

“This is an innovative idea. We want to monitor the health of our workers and prevent possible diseases”, said Andrea Uboldi.

“Through the medical histories we can monitor the health of the workers and take preventive measures to avoid diseases in the future”, said Fabián Mendoza.

LIF visited by COSSPRA’s Authorities and Provincial Health Ministries

Some Health Ministries from different provinces and authorities of COSSPRA* visited LIF. They met with LIF’s Directors and explored the facilities. 

Some Health Ministries, Presidents and referents of public health insurances from different provinces such as: Tierra del Fuego, Chubut, Río Negro, Misiones, Entre Ríos, San Juan, Jujuy, Tucumán and Catamarca participated in this activity.

First, Andrea Uboldi (Santa Fe’s Health Ministry) welcomed the visitors.

Second, they met with LIF’s Board of Directors where they received information about public production of medicines and the different projects in progress.

After that, the group explored the different facilities with a guided tour.

Finally, the visitors, LIF’s Directors and staff members shared a lunch and exchanged their experiences.

*COSSPRA is the Provincial Federation of Social Health Insurance of Argentina.