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Detrimental effects of using monkeys for research

Entropika won a legal case against FIDIC and environmental authorities following a campaign to reveal the detrimental effects of using wild monkeys for malaria research on ecosystems, wild populations and indigenous territories. The FIDICĀ“s research techniques were shown to be obsolete and ineffective as no malaria vaccine has been made available following 40 years of work financed by public funds. Investigations were also carried out against the laboratory and public servants, which exposed corruption and resulted in an end to public funding for the FIDIC and the closure of the biomedical facility in Leticia.