CAMAGÜEY.- The Replica of the Coat of arms of this province, which gives the Provincial Assembly of Popular Power (Government), was delivered in this city to Jorge Amador Berlanga Acosta, creator of the epidermal growth factor Heberprot-P in the chronic diabetic foot ulcer.

In solemn act, developed in the Nicolás Guillén hall from Revolution Square, Major General Ignacio Agramonte, also received the status of an Adoptive Son of the province of Camagüey, Felix Benigno Gonzalez, second degree specialist in Endocrinology, worthy of countless national and international awards.

During the ceremony, presided over by Isabel González Cárdenas, president of the government in the territory, Berlanga Acosta expressed his gratification for such high distinction and, at the same time said the success and impact achieved by what was a candidate pharmacological and today is an effective treatment, the only one of its kind in the world.

In the present, in more than 20 countries of different continents of the globe appears registered the product by the health authorities of the different nations, where it has been applied and tested the positive results of this medicine.

The usefulness of the Heberprot-P is not only to heal the ulcer, said the scientist, has a window of opportunity and much wider therapeutic value.

He explained that the product also ensures quality of life to the patient, for research at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Cuba, showed that the healing of the ulcer without the need for an amputation, ensures the survival rate for four years or more than 70 % of the sick.

On the possibilities of the drug entry to the North American market, the renowned Doctor in Sciences considered the signing of a first agreement as an important step in its expansion in the United States, a country in which more than 70 thousand people suffer each year an amputation.

The decorations were carried out in the framework of the National Workshop on updating and generalization in Endocrinology that meets these days in the city of Camagüey, and in which both prizewinners personalities are participants of honor.