Calabazo (Santa Marta)

IPSUM’s main tropical disease focused site was formed by an alliance with the “Tropical Health Foundation” (Fundación Salud para el Trópico) and is located outside the city of Santa Marta, in the northern coast of Colombia. The site has the capacity to assess not only new therapeutics but also the efficacy and safety of vaccines for conditions such as Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria and Zika.   Click here to read more about some of our principal investigators for tropical diseases.

Certified Services

  • Tropical Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Zika
  • Chikungunya
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Chagas disease

Research Areas

  • Ethnobotany and ethnomedicine
  • Phytopharmacology
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Metabolomics parasite
  • Diagnostics tests
  • Ecoepidemiology

Strategic Orientation Disease Control Public Health Impact

  • New antiparasitics for the treatment of leishmaniasis and Chagas disease
  • New methods of vector control on malaria, dengue, zika, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease

Precilincal and Clinical Phases

  • Animal experimentation
  • Pharmacodynamics studies

Develoment and Evaluation of New Drugs

  • Identification of Medicinal Plants (bioprospection)
  • Collection and evaluation of the specific activity of plant extracts in the laboratory

Contact Details

Km 21 Troncal del Caribe-norte, Calabazo, Santa Marta

+57 4 516 7770 Ext. 1104 (Colombia)

+1 610 616 3922 (US)

Get in touch

Cr 37a # 8 - 43, Edif. Rose Street Ofic. 901, Medellin, Colombia, 050010
15 Maple Ave, Paoli, USA, PA 19301

PHONE +1(610)616-3922