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Cuba Develops Cerebrovascular Protective Drug

  • Cuba works on developing a drug against cerebrovascular diseases. Feb. 17, 2022.

    Cuba works on developing a drug against cerebrovascular diseases. Feb. 17, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@Radiometrohaba1

Published 17 February 2022

Cuba is developing a treatment to protect people after suffering strokes with a drug called CIGB-845. 

CIGB-845 is intended to protect the affected tissue after a stroke.


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Doctor Diana Garcia, Head of Neuroprotection Project at Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, stated that this constitutes a therapeutic alternative, which combines epidermal growth factor (EGF) and growth hormone-releasing peptide 6 (GHRP6) for the treatment of neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases. 

A phase I/II clinical study in patients with acute cerebral infarction has been performed. 

The results obtained so far are gratifying regarding reducing disability suffered by cerebral infarction aftermaths, affirmed Garcia.          

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Comparing those patients treated with the drug and those who received standard therapy showed better survival in the first group.  

Such promising results will be confirmed with clinical studies of a more significant number of people suffering from this illness in phases III and IV, also said Garcia.  


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