(1838 - 1904)
Zoólogo, botánico y médico. Desarrolló una amplia labor en la Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de La Habana. Autor de un depurado estilo literario, dio a conocer numerosas contribuciones científicas.
Technical Sciences
2005 | "Research for the national development of a two-phase defibrillator-monitor."
Main executives entity: Central Institute of Digital Research (ICID), (1)
Other entities: Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. (2)
Main author: Dr. José Folgueras Méndez, Alejandro Ernesto Portela Otaño, Alejandro Alberto Milanes Cruz, Osmani Colorado Lorenzo, Gay Antonio Meissimilly González, Miguel Gómez Florido, Victor Francisco Martínez medina, Oriol Sánchez Cruz, Michel José Aguilar, Adria Rosa Fernández Fornés, Mary Eugenia Cartaza López, Luís Hevia Sánchez (2), Miladys Pardo Fuentes, Sergio Rodes Lemus

Scientific impact: It is centered in the following aspects: 1. Deduction and validation of the discharge circuit's mathematical model. 2. Creation and experimental verification of a method for the compensation of the patient's transthoracic impedance. 3. Development and practical confirmation of a generator of two-phase waves. 4. Realization with the necessary rigor of the field tests of the equipment that allowed its successful incorporation to national medical practice and its export.

Economic impact: The first 60 equipment have been produced and successfully applied, and other 800 are in production phase, and most of them will offer a sensitive contribution of foreign currencies to national economy when being exported.

Social impact: Cuban two-phase defibrillator-monitor is applied in Health National System with excellent results, and its social impact has been endorsed by the Service of Urgencies of the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery and by the Integrated Service of Medical Urgencies, both from the Ministry of Public Health.

References: It is stated in the file of this work the presentation of six reports in prestigious international events and in eight national events, as well as four articles published in international magazines and three in national magazines, all arbitrated and indexed in prestigious databases. The five patents requested for this equipment are also important, since three of them have been granted by the Cuban Office of Industrial Property. This equipment has received nine prizes, among them, the First Prize of the Biennial Competition of Bioengineering Cuban Society, the Great Prize in the Third International Congress of Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Medicine in 2004, which took place in Havana, the Gold Medal in "Health For All" International Fair, and the Prize of Health in the category of Technological Innovation, in 2005.

Conclusion: It is a very outstanding work, with significant scientific and technological contributions, very important in the health sector, and also of short-term national economic importance, because it generates high-tech exportations. Likewise, it has international resonance, which increases the presence of Cuban science and technology in the world. That is why it has been proposed for the Annual Prize of the Science Academy of Cuba.