|Last Updated:||February 1, 2004|
|Other Name:||La Fabriquita|
|Location:||Ciudad de La Habana|
The institute is run by the military, producing supplements from shark cartilage. Within the laboratory, there is a milling machine capable of producing micron-scale powders, but according to visitors from the Center for Defense Information, this is the only major piece of equipment in the facility.
Accusations have surfaced that the facility is involved in BW production because of the military center's tight security, which does not appear to correspond with the reported benign production uses of the facility.
Source: Glenn Baker (ed.), Cuban biotechnology: A first-hand report, Washington, DC: Center for Defense Information, 20 May 2003.