Cuba invited to US conference

A Cuban pharmacologist and genetics expert was a speaker at a Puerto Rico biotech conference co-organized with the FDA

Brendan Borrell
May 13, 2010
A notable face set foot on the US Food and Drug Administration waterfront campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday (May 13) morning. Diadelis Remírez, a molecular pharmacologist and genetics expert with Cuba's drug regulator, Centro Para El Control Estatal de la Calidad de Los Medicamentos, was an invited speaker at the 1st linkurl:Latin American Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Congress.;http://induniv.org/pharmacogenomic/
Diadelis Remírez
Image: Brendan Borrell
The congress, organized by the FDA and INDUNIV, a Puerto Rican non-profit research consortium made up of pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and academics, featured speakers from across Latin America discussing the challenges of working with their racially mixed populations. "It's important to have everyone here," said Ivan Lugo Montes, executive director of linkurl:INDUNIV,;http://www.induniv.org/ which paid for Remírez's travel.And Remírez, most everyone agreed, was a beam of sunshine, playing down the four hours she spent stuck in the Miami airport after she missed her plane because...




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