Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LIF presented a project at the MINCyT to get a FONARSEC

     LIF presented a project at the MINCyT(1) to get a FONARSEC (2) for the research, development and production of medicines.
     FONARSEC is a financial instrument through which LIF might be able to get funds to improve its capacity of production.
     LIF and UNL(3) have signed a public consortium in which  both institutions will work in this project together.
     The main objective is firstly, to develop know how and finally, the production of medicines used in patients with tuberculosis.
     Thus, LIF will be able to produce four different medicines as:

- Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Pyrazinamide (triple association).
- Ethambutol.
- Rifampin + Isoniazid (double association).
- Isoniazid.

     LIF is going to build a new area for research and development where new equipment and machines will be incorporated.
     In this project, LIF is going to work during 36 months with other areas of the UNL like: Laboratorio de Control de Calidad de la Fac. de Bioquímica y Cs. Biológicas; Instituto de Tecnología Celulósica and Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial de la Facultad de Ingeniería Química. 
     Once this objective is reached, LIF will be able to provide these medicines to the National Government, who has had problems in buying them in the pharmaceutical market.

(1)MINCyT: Ministerio de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología.
(2)FONARSEC: Fondo Argentino Sectorial.
(3)UNL: Universidad Nacional del Litoral