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Name: Corporacion CorpoGen
Street 1: Cra 5 # 66A 34
Street 2:
City: Bogotá D.C.
Post Code: 110231
Country: Colombia
Phone: 57 1 8050092
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Patricia
Last Name: Del Portillo
Title: MSc
Phone: 57-1-8050119 ext 101

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Walter
Last Name: Ocampo
Phone: 57-1-8050119

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
Academic private non-profit research institute, is officially recognized by the Colombian National Administrative Department for Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias) as one of the leading biotechnology centers for scientific research and development in the country.

It consists of multidisciplinary research groups of biologists, microbiologists, chemists, and bioinformaticians studying basic genomic and biochemical aspects of human and animal pathogens, and by metagenomics, exploring the microbial biodiversity of neotropical ecosystems.

CorpoGen has strong collaborations with academic groups and private enterprises in the country and abroad. It works actively in research, training of human resources and development of biotechnological products such as molecular biology kits and offering scientific services to the local scientific community and to industry.

The research center has been participating in several National, Latin American, and European research consortia of networked projects. Regarding international funding, CorpoGen has proven to be a dynamic, competent and reliable research partner for international life sciences research projects in Colombia.
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
One of our research with a national consortium of research in tuberculosis, contributed to change the way the patients of TB and their contacts are following in Colombia

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Colombia
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: American
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Research and Development Argentina
Research and Development Belgium
Research and Development Colombia
Technical Assistance Argentina
Technical Assistance Belgium
Technical Assistance Colombia


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Drug-Resistant TB:
Developments of molecular diagnostic platforms for rapid detection of MDR and XDR TB

New Diagnostics:
Developments of new diagnostics for a rapid detection of TB in clinical samples

Fundamental Research:
Research for understanding the dormant state of bacilli in Latent TB


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 28, 2010
Last updated: September 16, 2011