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Consortium

 

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he Caucaseco Scientific Research Center gathers a consortium of research institutions that have a history of over 20 years in biomedical research with special emphasis on human malaria. The members of this consortium include, among others, the International Vaccine Centre (CIV), the Primate Center Foundation (FUCEP) and the Center for Clinical Research and Molecular (ASOCLINIC) which have a significant history of research funded by the government of Colombia through the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) and international funding agencies such as WHO, EU, IAEA and NIH.

Caucaseco was established in 2004 with support from the program of the Center for Research in Tropical Medicine (TMRC for its acronym in English) sponsored by the NIAID. Administrative activities required for the development of TMRC showed the need to create a more robust and comprehensive organization so CIV, ASOCLINIC, and FUCEP joined to form the Caucaseco Scientific Research Center (Core A), which provides laboratories, facilities to house animals, transport services, accounting, quality control, and communications, among others.

The Consortium for Scientific Research is a strategic alliance created for scientific strengthening and a range of services for diagnosis and medical research and environmental analysis in Colombia. It is composed of the International Vaccine Centre (VIC), The Primate Center Foundation (FUCEP), the Applied Biotechnology Center (CBA), the Caucaseco Scientific Research Center (CIC) and the Clinical Laboratory Immunology Asoclinic Ltda Foundation.

The consortium is dedicated to biomedical research, offers diagnostic services and the development of projects with multiple groups and research centers worldwide for vaccine development and drug testing. It also promotes undergraduate and graduate teaching through agreements with Universities in Colombia and / or worldwide.

POLICY ON QUALITY

The Consortium is dedicated to scientific research, sample processing, specialized clinical laboratory environmental testing and analysis through implementation, maintenance and improvement of quality program assurance based on the following principles:

  •  Continuous satisfaction of our customers.
  • Leadership in implementing research projects and quality tests.
  • The use of appropriate and competitive technological equipment and controlled environments.
  • Competent and qualified human resource.
  • Reliable and confidential test results.

RESEARCH POLICY

As research activity is a priority for the consortium, the following guidelines are established:

  • SThe responsibilities of researchers will be defined by the characteristics of the protocol and the profiles of each of the responsibles.
  • All protocols for clinical studies submitted on behalf of the center shall be sent to the address for evaluation and approval.
  • All researchers should act ethically and in the case of any doubt should refer to the matrix of conflict of interest.
  • All projects shall be submitted to the appropriate ethics committee

QUALITY GOALS

Quality control develops teamwork and requires conscious, active, and determined participation from all organizational staff.

  • Manage the institutional resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Strengthen labor skills and overall development of human talent.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with our customers through excellent attention PRE and POST sale, based on transparency, trust and good service.
  • Ensure the quality of our services through unified and standardized processes that allow measurement and continuous improvement in each of our activities.