National Center for the Production of Laboratory Animals

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Last Updated: February 1, 2004
Other Name: Centro Nacional de Producción de Animales de Laboratorio; CENPALAB
Location: La Habana
Subordinate To: N/A
Size: N/A
Facility Status: Unknown

Little information is available about the facility. Cuba has reported the activities of CENPALAB to the UN Department of Disarmament Affairs as part of the BWC confidence-building measures. CENPALAB, according to Cuban reports, participates in animal vaccine production, and contains "BL-3 containment laboratories." CENPALAB has participated in joint projects with CIGB, including the production of a "vaccine" against ticks, along with "other veterinary products."

Sources:
[1] Manuel Limonta, "Biotechnology and the Third World: Development Strategies in Cuba," Biomedical Science and the Third World, ed. Barry Bloom and Anthony Cerami, (New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1989), pp. 325-333.
[2] Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations, Republic of Cuba Submitted Persuant to Paragraph 6 of Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001).
[3] Organization of American States (OAS), "Inter-American Commission on Human Rights," Annual Report 2000, Chapter IV, www.cidh.oas.org.
[4] Cubavision TV, 3 March 2002.
[5] BBC Monitoring, 21 March 2002.

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