The Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ICMT) of the CES University of Medellín won the Medellín Investiga award for the development of the Immunotropic product that allows diagnosing infections that cause febrile syndrome.
The distinction was awarded on the night of Thursday, October 18, at the Joaquín Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden in Medellín, during the celebration of the Medellín Investiga Awards, in the category Award for the highest impact research to which 79 research projects were submitted. from the country.
"This distinction constitutes an important recognition for ICMT researchers, given that Immunotropic summarizes multiple findings obtained in the 29 years of research at the Institute, turning knowledge into solutions applied to the health of the most vulnerable populations," said Luis Ernesto López Rojas, director of the ICMT, which is a research center of excellence recognized by Colciencias, which is supported by the CES University and the Secretary of Health of the Department of Antioquia.
The awards led by the Mayor's Office of Medellín and the Antioquia Science and Technology Center were created 13 years ago with the aim of “recognizing and exalting people who have made research the center of their activity and are considered reference models for the new generations; to the investigations that have stood out for providing solutions to specific problems or taking advantage of opportunities for the city ”.
At the ceremony, awards were also given in the categories of Distinction for the Mayor's Office of Medellín for a life dedicated to research and the Award to outstanding undergraduate students for their connection to research.