On December 19th, 2022, Mariana Fernandez, lawyer of NGO INNOVARTE, and Javier Llamoza of AIS Peru, met with Dr. Sandra Perez Buitrago of the country’s Research Promotion Department of the Vice Rectorate for Research of the Pontifical Catholic University to discuss the World Health Organization’s initiative known as COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP); a collaborative platform of technologies for COVID-19.

C-TAP is a platform that arose from the need for collaborative mechanisms to enable large-scale manufacturing of drugs and vaccines, as well as other products needed to overcome pandemics. The aim is to ensure timely, equitable and affordable distribution to all countries.

She presented the MASI Project, a low-cost national mechanical ventilator with minimum requirements for COVID-19 emergencies, developed by the research team of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, together with other projects that are being carried out by the center. Lastly, there was agreement on the benefits of collaborative platforms for research centers in the development of technology and the doctor expressed her interest in collaborating with the WHO platform. It was agreed to continue discussions and coordinate possible joint work.

More information about C-TAP initiative in the following link