Held May 28-30, 2014, in the Auditorium of the Museum of Life/Fiocruz, the Second Annual Scientific and Technological Seminar, divided into vaccine, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents and other themes, brought works within these themes developed in research at the units of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. It takes place as part of the celebrations of the 114th anniversary of Fiocruz, 38 years of Bio-Manguinhos, and honoring a great Brazilian, Dr. Ciro de Quadros.
Starting the seminar, the opening table, which was chaired by the National Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Components of the Ministry of Health, Carlos Gadelha, and composed by the president of Fiocruz, Paulo Gadelha, the director of Bio-Manguinhos, Artur Roberto Couto and the president of the Political and Strategic Council of Bio-Manguinhos and the Scientific and Technological Commission, Dr. Akira Homma, approached the theme of the seminar, technological innovation, and the importance of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in the scientific field and the development of new techniques in the production of vaccines and medicines.
The SEMINAR offered an opportunity for the enhancement of scientific and technological knowledge, with the aim of strengthening this area at Fiocruz and in the country. The responsibility of each one in the context of their area, across different actors and disciplines, is enormous to ensure the implementation of a genuine innovation process.
It was a forum for interaction between professionals from different institutions, between Bio-Manguinhos collaborators from different areas, who had the opportunity to present the work they were developing, exchange ideas, receive reviews and comments, establishing the necessary synergy, for the accelerated development of their activities.
There were more than 400 participants and 58 abstracts and posters, demonstrating the great interest of the professionals involved in this activity and this year the seminar has changed to benefit the younger ones, because they represent the future of the institution, increasing to 3 the awards for young talents.