The District Institute of Science, Biotechnology and Innovation in Health (IDCBIS) received two professionals from the Hospital del Trauma assigned to the National Insurance Institute of Costa Rica. This visit was made within the framework of South-South cooperation between the Presidential Cooperation Agency of Colombia and the Ministry of Planning of Costa Rica, an agreement requested by this country to obtain training in techniques for obtaining and processing skin, amniotic membranes and tissues. musculoskeletal
Dr. Bernardo Camacho, director of the IDCBIS began the journey of the delegation with the presentation of the Institute, highlighting the value of research, innovation and knowledge management in biomedical sciences to provide high quality human biological services and supplies. “We are a sui generis entity, unique in Latin America where we have a blood bank, a multi-tissue bank, an umbilical cord blood bank and a cell therapy unit,” said Dr. Camacho.
“We have patients who need bone reconstruction surgeries, skin grafts and currently do not have supplies to be able to take care of them. We want to shape the bone bank and give it strength, to start promoting the use of skin and membranes, as well as musculoskeletal tissue “said Dr. Rosalyn Gayle of the Trauma Hospital of Costa Rica and who received training from the IDCBIS experts.
During the meeting the visitors acquired detailed knowledge to carry out the respective replication and disclosure in the different institutions of Costa Rica.
“The IDCBIS is a pioneer institute and they are very advanced in the subject, they have potential for research, we hope to be able to do joint training, to do a seminar where the experts of the institute go to Costa Rica and train our compatriots with these advances that you they have and that we do not count, “said Nefertiti Chaves, coordinator of the tissue bank of the Hospital del Trauma.
These training programs are part of the internationalization program of IDCBIS experiences.