We are an interdisciplinary team formed by teachers and students from the medical, dental, scientific, engineering and veterinary areas using research for producing therapeutic alternatives for replacing skin, mucosa, bone and dental tissue. We thus use SPF quality cells and experimental animals (in line with international standards for biomedical research). We also promote systematic reflection about the conflicts which arise between science, technology and ethical values.
We promote developing biological and biomedical research handling biological reagents and producing products and services in line with a reference of quality and excellence thereby promoting inter-institutional, inter-sector, inter-generational and international action in teaching, research, management, administration and services. Our group’s vision is to form a reference centre for managing quality animal models, thus validating biological and biomedical research results derived from using them and being a centre for producing tissue equivalents.
- Our group has contributed towards developing biological and biomedical research in Colombia through producing high-quality products and services having social and economic impact and was awarded the Colombian Sanofi Aventis medicine prize, 2004.
- We have made a great impact by designing, setting up and bringing into operation of an SPF room for biomedical research.
CARDOZO DE MARTÍNEZ, CARMEN ALICIA. Estudio in vitro de
citotoxicidad para extractos de plantas de flora colombiana utilizando
one cell test. Revista Colombiana de Biotecnología. v. VI, n.1, p.31-35,
CARDOZO DE MARTÍNEZ, CARMEN ALICIA, FRÍAS MIER, ANTONIO FRANCISCO, DELGADO DE VALENCIA, SONIA. La Evaluación de la información científica: una tarea urgente de la comunidad odontológica colombiana. Revista de La Federación Odontológica Colombiana. v.63, p.142-155, 2002.
CARDOZO DE MARTÍNEZ, CARMEN ALICIA. Normalización de cultivos celulares de ligamento periodontal humano a partir de explantes. Revista de La Federación Odontológica Colombiana. v.50, 2001.