on October 17, 2006
In February of this year the Secretary of State for Research, Charles Kleiber visited Cuba with representatives of about ten Swiss Universities.This visit allowed interaction between the respective scientific communities especially with respect to research. The level of Research in Cuba has been recognized even by the US government which, in an exception to the economic blockade, has recently allowed an American Biotechnology firm to acquire a license to produce an anti-tumor vaccine discovered at a Cuban Research Institute.
On the 16th of October a Delegation of Cuban Scientists embarked on visit to Switzerland to solidify the relationships formedinCuba.
After their arrival at Kloten, the ten scientists traveled to Ticino. Hosted by the IOSI and the IRB they were treated to scientific presentations and a tour of the facilities.
The Delegation of Cuban Scientists
Following a lunch in Castelgrande awash in early autumn sun, the Cuban delegation left for Basel, Lausanne, Bern and Zurich to continue their scientific tour of Swiss institutes.