Placental Histotherapy Center


 Center for Placental Histotherapy of Cuba

Contents of this page

  1. Experience
  2. Brief history



 Placental Histotherapy CenterThe Placentaria Histotherapy Center with an experience of more than 20 years in the treatment of foreigners with dermatological conditions, has attended more than 4000 patients in the last 5 years. In it you will find a multidisciplinary team led by the Cuban researcher Prof. Dr. Carlos Miyares Cao will provide the most specialized care in the world on conditions such as: vitiligo, psoriasis and alopecia.

With medications extracted from the human placenta, 84% of patients with Vitiligo and 78% of the Psoriasis carriers achieved the solution of their disease. In this Clinic specialized in dermatological disorders you will find the cure, the care and training of medical personnel in the aforementioned diseases, as well as postgraduate courses and exclusive medicines in the world for it.

In the decade of the 70s, Cuba, through a commercial agreement, exported 40 tons of human placenta to the MERIUX Laboratories in France; At the same time, Dr. Carlos Miyares Cao, a specialist in gynecology and professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Havana,Cuba, discovered a substance with skin pigmentation stimulating activity studying the metabolism of placentas maintained alive in laboratory conditions.

The successful use in our country of this substance in the treatment of the dermatological disease known as Vitiligo determined that in the years 80-82 the placenta exports to France were suspended when the National Pharmaceutical Industry started the production of the new drug known with the Melagenin name for distribution in pharmacies by prescription.

In 1985 it is necessary to create the first international service for patients of Vitiligo in the Central Clinic "Cira García" of Havana City under the responsibility of Dr. Carlos Miyares Cao, being such an influx of patients from countries near Cuba (Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, etc.) that leads to the establishment of the first health tourism system.

In 1986, as a result of the international impact caused by the new Cuban method of treatment against Vitiligo as a medicine obtained from the human placenta, the State Council founds the Placental Histotherapy Center under the direction of Dr. Carlos Miyares Cao with the aim of expanding these investigations.

 In 1987 it is necessary to establish the National and International Clinical Service of the center due to the increase in the number of Vitiligo patients who requested care in Cuba with the new drug (100) patients per month  from more than 90 countries as well as to cover the affected by this disease in Cuba. From 1988 to 1991 Centers for the care of these patients began to be established in other countries, beginning the export of Melagenin Plus.

The medical staff of these Centers received training at the Placental Histotherapy Center to ensure that the application of the method achieved the same effectiveness as in Cuba.  

From 1992 to 1994, the country's Directorate values the need to build a plant to obtain various medicines obtained from the human placenta, not only Melagenin, but also the research developed by Dr. Carlos Miyares Cao and his team at the Centro de Placental histotherapy had managed to obtain useful drugs for other pathologies and a line of highly effective cosmetics to delay the cell aging process.

Before the construction of the plant of the Center these products were elaborated of the following form,  Melagenina, Piloactive Lotion and Placenta Shampoo in facilities of the pharmaceutical medical industry, being found the units of elaboration, container and control of quality which hindered the increase and large-scale production of the same, while the Coriodermina and the other cosmetics were made in the research area of the Histotherapy Center with better technological conditions but with little productive capacity, which was increasingly more difficult to satisfy the growing national and international demand for these placental derivatives.

This situation originates the need to have a modern technology plant and high productive capacity which began its construction in 1991 in the municipality of La Lisa in the vicinity of the town of Valle Grande in Havana, in charge of the ECOA-25 of the MICONS with a project attended directly by the Directorate of Investments of the Council of State.

The construction lasted 4 years, the investment area covers 26,000 square meters and consists mainly of two parallel buildings. In the main building are concentrated the necessary equipment for the storage and thawing of the placentas collected in the maternities of the country; extraction and bioprocessing of the different placental derivatives mentioned above, as well as their packaging and storage for later distribution in the country or export.

In the second building the laboratories of Quality, Chemical, Microbiological and Biological Control are concentrated and an area for the development of new technologies.

Placental Histotherapy Center

Treatment Program for Vitiligo 
Treatment Program for Alopecia
Treatment Program for Psoriasis

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