Laboratorio de Fitofarmacología y Tecnología Farmacéutica y Cosmética (LAFITEC)

This laboratory is dedicated to the research of natural products and performs toxic-pharmacological studies of substances of natural origin through different in vitro and in vivo tests; as well as phytochemical studies aimed at the search for new therapeutic alternatives.

It is important to note that Costa Rica has one of the richest biodiversity in the world, which constitutes a great potential for basic and applied research aimed at finding active principles that can contribute to human health.

LAFITEC also contributes through research to the provision of services: interdisciplinary work and technological transfer to the knowledge of the pharmacological and toxic properties of plant extracts, pure substances and products containing them; as well as the development of phytopharmaceuticals and the quality control of products containing natural products or their derivatives.

LAFITEC currently has the scientific and technical capacity to develop tests to ensure the quality and safety of natural products and could develop others much more specific if it had more sophisticated laboratories and equipment.

Recently, INIFAR® has been involved in the field of clinical research with studies of pharmacotherapeutic follow-up, use of drugs and clinical pharmacokinetics, important to ensure better use of pharmacological treatments for the benefit of patients; as well as in the area of ​​clinical trials with natural products aimed at knowing its metabolomics and the benefits to human health.



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Contact  info

Coordinator: Dr. Gustavo Carazo 

Phone: 2511-4585


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