Medical Equipment And Pharmaceutical Supplies

Medical Equipment And Pharmaceutical Supplies

JACDEN Group of companies was incorporated in 2008, offering a vast array of services including but not limited to Janitorial, Construction, Manufacturing of household and industrial chemicals, Apparel Manufacturing, Screen Printing and Embroidery.

There is no denying that there is an existing gap in accessing equitable health care that requires urgent attention. Too often financial constraints restrict quality care that ultimately compromise the quality of service and treatment. Many people experience these and other challenges in trying to access quality health care in the different health facilities across Jamaica. It is out of this need, that JACDEN’s sojourn into a venture, called “JACDEN Pharma” evolved.

This initiative with Biocubafarma provides the ideal platform for Jamaica to harness the talents of our Caribbean neighbours while improving health care in Jamaica. It is no secret that the Cubans have been at the forefront of advance medical technology globally, using their experience to provide health care for many developing nations. With their deep research capabilities, they are on the cutting edge of health care globally, combining science and traditional medical techniques to treat various diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and kidney.

JACDEN Pharma and Biocubafarma in embarking on this exciting endeavour are enthusiastic about the prospects that this partnership holds for transforming health care in Jamaica to provide quality care at affordable cost, therefore, our commitment is solid as we anticipate a seamless collaboration with Biocubafarma.

Join me on this journey as we transform health care in Jamaica!

Dennis Gordon,
Chairman
Jacden Pharma

Meeting with Head of Cuban Chamber of Commerce, Rubén Ramos Arrieta and
Chairman, JACDEN GROUP, Dennis Gordon

JACDEN PHARMA was invited by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce to visit Cuba from February 21-25, 2022, to meet with key stakeholders in the Cuban health sector. That visit resulted in JACDEN PHARMA securing MOUs with Farmacuba, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Medical Technology manufacturer company (COMBIOMED), Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM), Finlay institute of vaccines (IFV), Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), LABIOFARM, La Pradera International Center for Wellness and Center of Immunoassay(CIE).

The MOUs will see JACDEN PHARMA exploring the exclusive importation of medicines, vaccines, medical equipment, maintenance support for medical machines, manufacturing of medical equipment, medical services, and medical tourism in conjunction with Cuba in the Jamaican market. These arrangements have short-, medium- and long-term benefits for the Jamaican health sector, and will be valuable in Jamaica achieving the 2030 goals for health care in Jamaica.

JACDEN PHARMA began the exploration of a bilateral partner with BIOCUBAFARMA in March 2021. By this time, the Cuban group had made significant strides on the medical frontier producing vaccines for SARS COVID-19. BIOCUBAFHARMA had designed three vaccines SOBERANA, SOBERANA 2 and Abdala. BIOCUBAFARMMA was the only company in the Caribbean and Latin America to have made these strides in developing vaccines to stem the tide of the SARS COVID-19 pandemic.

In April 2021, an MOU was signed between JACDEN PHARMA and BIOCUBAFARMA with the assistance of the then Cuban Ambassador Her Excellence, Inez Fernandez. Subsequent meetings convened between JACDEN PHARMA and BIOCUBAFARMA revealed many innovative products and services in health that would be beneficial to improving access and equity in the Jamaican health sector.

 

LABIOFARM

LABIOFARM is an arm of BIOCUBAFARMA focusing on animal health, the environment, plastic manufacturing, and healthy foods. Among their many products are two compounds for the eradication of mosquito larva.

PRODUCT: Bio Larvicidal  Bio Larvicide is a liquid used in the eradication of mosquito larvae. Bio Larvicide works when applied to the water surfaces eradicating the larvae within 24 hours. The larvicide has applications on both stagnant and potable water. Potable water can be consumed immediately after application without risk to humans.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
Jamaica’s mosquito eradication program has been based on airborne chemicals, attacking the mosquito in the adult stage of its life cycle. Mosquitos causing illnesses such as Dengue, Chick-V and ZIca are domestic, and the use of airborne repellents pose a hazard to citizens with airway diseases. Airborne repellents used in Jamaica are hazardous and are fatal when ingested in contaminated water.

The products from LABIOFARM are bio-larvicides and will attack the mosquitoes in their larval stage. In the life cycle of a mosquito, the larvae are found in stagnant water, making this product ideal for use in gullies etc. The domestic nature of the mosquitos brings them in contact with potable water storage. Bio Larvicide is safe for human consumption, making it ideal for use in areas where potable water is commonly stored.

LABIOFARM

PRODUCT: Probiotic Yogurt  Another product of LABIOFARM is their Probiotic Yogurt. Probiotic yogurt is a plant-based yoghurt that is sugar-free and provides the full benefits of yogurt, the probiotic component will enhance the growth of good bacteria in the gut to maintain healthy gut flora.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
Jamaica has an ageing population with a longer life expectancy. An older age cohort is more prone to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A critical component of managing patients with NCDs and cancers is their special dietary needs. Special diets are expensive to maintain and can lead to many days of excessive hospital stay in the absence of these special diets. As such, this probiotic yoghurt is ideal for most special diets. Probiotic yoghurt will provide the filling effect, as it helps with the regeneration of healthy bacteria in the stomach, augmenting the healing process. The low sugar content of this product makes it ideal for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.

CENTER OF IMMUNOASSAY (CIE)

The Center for Immunoassay, an arm of BIOCUBAFARMA has developed laboratory equipment and reagents effective in providing accurate, timely provision of results to enhance the practice of evidence based medicines. Center of Immunoassay has devised an automatic laboratory providing results for up to ninety-six samples in one reading, reducing delays in access to laboratory results.

PRODUCT: SUMASOHF
SUMASOHF is a rapid test for the detection of colon cancer markers. Sumasohf is effective as a primary care setting for early screening.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica. Unlike prostate and breast cancers, colon cancer does not have any early detection mechanism, diagnoses occur when the patient has passed the early stages (1 and 2). Early diagnosis is critical in cancers, and without the expeditious lab, cancers can get worst before treatment can be commenced, increasing the risk of death. The capability for early detection of colon cancer can lead to seismic shifts in the early diagnosis of colon cancer reducing the mortality rate due to colon cancer dramatically.

Signing of MOU with COMBIOMED Arlem Fernández Sigler, General Director
and Dennis Gordon, Chairman JACDEN Group

COMBIOMED

COMBIOMED is a manufacturing company specializing in ISO certified medical equipment. Their list of products ranges from handheld devices for convenient use at the point of care to ventilators that use room are to maintain life.

PRODUCT: Patient Monitor
Patient monitors are essential in hospitals for monitoring vital signs in critically ill patients. Patient monitors help with the easy adjustment of treatment regimens as the vitals show adjustment.

PRODUCT:Self-monitoring blood pressure machines
Self-monitoring Blood pressure machines provide a more accurate reading of blood pressure, removing one element of human error from reading blood pressure.

PRODUCT: ECG and HOLTER machines.
ECG and Holter machines manufactured by COMBIOMED are valuable in an acute or chronic care setting. COMBIOMED ECG machines can use multiple types of paper and interpretation of the test results

PRODUCT: Primary Health Care Kit
Primary Health Care Kit is a pre-prepared bag with all the tools for a primary care visit for a doctor. The kit comes with tools for testing blood glucose levels and blood pressure levels, foetal monitoring in pregnancy, blood oxygen levels, wound care, suturing(stitching), blood oxygen levels and post-natal care. The kit is ideal for comprehensive primary care screening and management.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA

Jamaica suffers from overcrowding of its secondary care facilities, the cause of which is twofold. Patients’ rejection of care at primary care facilities, and delayed diagnosis at hospitals lead to a prolonged hospital stay contributing to overcrowding in Jamaican hospitals.

Upwards of 70% of the admissions to internal medicine are related to chest pains. Currently, patients spend over ten days in the hospital to get complete workups to rule out pathologies such as heart attacks, coronary heart disease and acid reflux. in situ patient monitors and ECG machines on the wards would expedite diagnoses. Having ruled out a cardiac insult can be monitored from home with a Holter machine and would need less time in a hospital bed.

he rejection of primary care is due to an absence of equipment in the clinics to achieve a conclusive diagnosis and begin management. ECG machines, Holters, patient monitors and a primary health care kit will restore confidence in the primary care system. Systemic confidence would lead to an increase in screening, earlier diagnosis and management, a reduction in mortality rates and a cost-saving for the management of these patients when they present later with more severe complications related to their medical insult.

The agreement between COMBIOMED and JACDEN PHARMA include maintenance of the equipment and training for Jamaicans in the technical field of maintenance of these machines. Jamaica has for too long has purchased machines without an accompanying maintenance package, resulting in prolonged downtime for these machines and often complete loss of use.

A training package will create new needed skill sets in Jamaica and create much-needed employment.

CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY (CIM)

The centre for molecular immunology is a closed-loop research and development biotechnology facility. CIM has developed products for cancer treatment and other autoimmune diseases using cultivated higher cells. Since 1980, they have worked extensively on monoclonal antibodies, producing several tons of recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies annually.

PRODUCT: EPOCIM

EPOCIM is a Human Erythropoietin Alpha Recombinant, that significantly increases haemoglobin levels. Erythropoietin is used for prophylaxis and treatment of anaemia in patients with chronic renal failure. EPOCIM is indicated for patients during chemotherapy, on antiretrovirals, as prophylaxis and treatment of anaemia of prematurity.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA

The population of patients in Jamaica with Chronic renal Failure is estimated at 327 per million. Most patients diagnosed with chronic renal failure are waiting to start dialysis. Dialysis is not the ideal outcome for these patients, it is the gold standard treatment until a renal transplant is available. Weekly, it cost approximately eighty thousand ($80,000.00) Eighty thousand Dollars for a patient awaiting dialysis to maintain life.

The cost of the erythropoietin supplement is a significant portion of this cost. EPOCIM, at a lower cost, will provide saving to the government and the patient during the phases of maintaining life. The government of Jamaica spends over fifty million per quarter on emergency dialysis and treatment for these patients. An affordable drug would lead to significant savings that could be otherwise allocated.

CENTER FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (CIGB)

Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology is a(( closed-loop research and technology centre. Through research and development, they have produced vaccines of international standards. Some vaccines made by CIGB include the Hepatitis B vaccine and an HPV vaccine comparable to CERVIRAX. Of great significance, is that CIGB developed a vaccine for the management of SARS COVID-19, Abdala.

PRODUCT: Abdala
Abdala is a vaccine against SARS COVID-19 that has completed its phase three trials and is currently on the list to be approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use. Abdala has a ninety-three (93%) efficacy against SARS COV-19 and has been used in children from age 5-years and upwards. This is significant as most other vaccines are still experimenting and evaluating accurate doses for children btw ages 5 and 12 years Abdala is proven to have eight-month protection after administration in three doses fourteen days apart. Abdala has a one hundred per cent (100%) efficacy in preventing severe disease and a one hundred per cent (100%) efficacy in preventing death in immunized patients. Abdala is stable at 2-8 degrees Celsius with no need to freeze, making its cold chain logistics easy to manage.

There have been very few side effects, irritation at the injection site and mild drowsiness for 24 hours being the most common.

FINDLAY INSTITUTE OF VACCINES (IFV)

Findlay Institute of Vaccines is a biotechnology centre dedicated to the research and development of vaccines. IFV is responsible for 7 of the eleven vaccines routinely given to all Cubans. IFV is responsible for the development of Soberana, Soberana 2 and Soberana Plus.

PRODUCTS: SOBERANA 2, SOBERANA PLUS
SOBERANA 2, SOBERANA PLUS are two vaccines created by the IFV against SARS COVID-19. SOBERANA 2 is safe in children and is the primary vaccine used for children in Cuba. The efficacy of SOBERANA 2 is at ninety-four per cent ( 94%), and there have been no major adverse reactions noted, mainly irritation of the spot and mild fever. SOBERANA 2 has a one hundred per cent( 100%) efficacy against hospitalization and a one hundred per cent ( 100%) efficacy from death for the immunized. The regime for SOBERANA 2 is three doses at 14-day intervals. SOBERANA PLUS is a universal booster designed by the IFV. It operates on similar principles as SOBERANA 2 without one transporter molecule. SOBERANA PLUS is a booster for any vaccine modality i.e. mRNA, etc.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
Despite the availability of vaccines now in Jamaica, there is hesitancy with only a 23% vaccination rate. Many factors, including misinformation, management and logistic hiccups and mode of messaging have contributed to vaccine hesitancy. One view often shared is that vaccines made by BIG PHARMA are experimental or here to eradicate the black man. There is an inherent trust in the Cuban medication as it is a tool to help the “small man.“ The presence of the Cuban vaccines in the space will reduce hesitancy leading to increased vaccination.

COMBIOMED

COMBIOMED have agreed to establish a factory for COMBIOMED in Jamaica, manufacturing medical equipment. Medical equipment manufactured in Jamaica would be available for export to the region and beyond. This agreement between JACDEN PHARMA and COMBIOMED will also include the transfer of technical know-how to the local artisans equipping them as tech-savvy artisans better prepared for the turn of the century practices in health care.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
The establishment of a medical technology factory in Jamaica is a paradigm shift. The factory will provide access to much needed medical technology in Jamaica, improving the quality of health care. Artisans in Jamaica would get much-needed employment and be brought up to international standards, increasing the potential for exporting highly skilled technicians.

LA PRADERA

La Pradera is a medical facility embedded in a serene setting like a five-star hotel. La Pradera is equipped with many forms of medicine, from traditional western medicine to acupuncture and traditional Indian medicine. La Pradera offers a wide array of rehabilitation programs from drug abuse, stroke rehab, athletic rehab and rehab for chronic fatigue. With uniquely designed programs, patients recover away from the hustle and bustle of everyday society on the picturesque 17-hectare property. Fully equipped with walking paths, horseback riding and sporting activities, patients receive treatment in a wide array of disciplines while feeling like they are on holiday.

Accommodations vary from hotel-style rooms to private villas. Accommodations can be retrofitted with special equipment to fit the needs of the patient and their family.

PRODUCT: La Pradera Jamaica
La Pradera Jamaica will be a facility created in Tower Isles Jamaica by JACDEN GROUP in collaboration with La Pradera CUBA. LA Pradera Jamaica property will be designed by Jamaicans with footprint designed in collaboration with La Pradera Cuba. The facility will be outfitted with equipment and personnel trained by our Cuban counterparts. The Programs will be formulated in collaboration with our partners to meet our local and international needs.

Some critical programs will include:
• Quality of life
• Chronic fatigue
• Weight loss and nutrition
• Drug rehabilitation
• Therapeutic exercise for athletes
• Management of diabetic ulcers

La Pradera Jamaica will be set on 6 acres overlooking the sea and will be a holistic mind, body, and soul
healing centre the first of its kind in Jamaica.

IMPORTANCE TO JAMAICA
Medical tourism is a billion-dollar industry globally. While Jamaica is a tourism mecca, we continue to offer sea, sand, and sun as the mainstay of our tourism. A medical tourism facility will enhance the
offerings by Jamaica for tourism increasing revenue and ultimate having a positive effect on Jamaica’s GDP. The employment at such a facility will be of interest to all the stakeholders trained locally and offer an alternative to leaving our shores to gain lucrative employment..

ALL OUR OTHER PARTNERS

Jacden Pharma will continue to explore opportunities in the Jamaican market for other products that are viable from all our partners.

The nutraceutical products of FARMACUBA, the lung vaccines of CIM, the harnessing of medical expertise from the Ministry of Public Health and animal vaccines from LABIOFAM will all be a priority in the medium to long term for JACDEN PHARMA.

The future is bright with the partnerships forged between JACDEN PHARMA and BIOCUBAFARMA. Together we will reshape the landscape of health care in Jamaica.

Medical Equipment & Pharmaceutical Supplies

JACDEN Group of Companies has seen the need to supply reasonable and affordable pharmaceutical and hospital supplies to Jamaica and the Caribbean.

We know that there are several suppliers in the industry. However, we pride ourselves in providing affordable and quality products to increase access to proper health care for all.

We are proud to announce that through our commitment to growth and development, we have established linkages to International Suppliers and Manufacturers, so that we can satisfy, source and supply pharmaceutical and hospital supplies to major health facilities and individual health practitioners.

We are currently partnering with Belinda Laboratories Pt. Ltd. as one of our main suppliers of pharmaceutical supplies and products. Belinda Lab and JACDEN Group of Companies is the exclusive suppliers of Belinda products to Jamaica and the Caribbean market at affordable prices.

Medical Equipment & Pharmaceutical Supplies

JACDEN Group of Companies has seen the need to supply reasonable and affordable pharmaceutical and hospital supplies to Jamaica and the Caribbean.

We know that there are several suppliers in the industry. However, we pride ourselves in providing affordable and quality products to increase access to proper health care for all.

We are proud to announce that through our commitment to growth and development, we have established linkages to International Suppliers and Manufacturers, so that we can satisfy, source and supply pharmaceutical and hospital supplies to major health facilities and individual health practitioners.

We are currently partnering with Belinda Laboratories Pt. Ltd. as one of our main suppliers of pharmaceutical supplies and products. Belinda Lab and JACDEN Group of Companies is the exclusive suppliers of Belinda products to Jamaica and the Caribbean market at affordable prices.

OUR PRODUCTS

Hospital Beds

Bed Side Monitors

Medical Disposable Bed and Linen

Pharmaceutical Supplies

OUR PRODUCTS

Hospital Beds

Bed Side Monitors

Medical Disposable Bed and Linen

Pharmaceutical Supplies