12 May 2016

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium represented at PIDE meeting in Brazil

Last month, Consortium partner Farmanguinhos participated in the 15th Meeting of the Integrated Program for Schistosomiasis (PIDE), held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

The meeting focused on important issues related to the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostic methods, education and actions to control and elimination of schistosomiasis. On the second day, Daniel Lacerda de Oliveira (Farmanguinhos) presented the Development and Evaluation of the pediatric praziquantel formulation on behalf of the Consortium, receiving positive feedback from all present about the results and future goals of the project.

The PIDE meeting was organized by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), attached to the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the most prominent science and technology health institution in Latin America. Farmanguinhos is the federal governmental pharmaceutical laboratory of the Fiocruz Foundation.