Cuba set to build nanoscience and technology center
November 17, 2008 8:44 pm by pna
LA HAVANA, Nov. 17 -– A nanoscience and nanotechnology center will be
built in Cuba based on achievements in biological and scientific and
information technologies that the country has attained so far.
The announcement was made at the 2nd International Seminar on
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in Havana late last week.
The event was attended by 35 prominent experts from Germany, France,
China, Japan, Britain, Spain and Russia who came to talk about
nanoscience and its practical applications.
Cuba has a system of 65 specialized research centers and 220 scientific
institutions, which provides a solid foundation for fast development of
nanoscience and technology researches as well as their application in a
wide range of areas, including health sector, agriculture and
environmental protection, said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, scientific aide
to the State Council of Cuba, at the opening session on November 15.
As for the nanotechnology development, Cuba has set a strategic target
of promoting investments for research and expert-training activities and
developing new technologies, he added.
Nanosciences and their applications have brought about a wider and more
diversified goods and services, including beauty items, disinfectants,
dental adhesives and many other medical products. (PNA/VNA)