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The subject of Prof. Silveira’s talk was his groundbreaking research, development and patent project BLOODLESS.
- greater nutritional control in the quality of the mosquitoes’ feed;
- research laboratories to function independently of animal facilities or blood supplies;
- independence of research laboratories from animal facilities or blood supplies;
- to overcome ethical restrictions with animal handling;
- the production of large amounts of parasites;
- the development of repellents, drugs or vaccines for malaria;
without the need for fresh blood.
The project was financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through a Grand Challenge, and FCT, the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology.
Prof Silveira at 03h and 37m.