Brother of the also medical prestige Manuel Patarroyo, since his student days, Patarroyo was concerned about deepening in the fields of Immunology and. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo (born November 3, ) is a Colombian pathologist who developed the world’s first synthetic vaccine for malaria. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Murillo (Ataco, Tolima, Colombia, -) has created the first synthetic vaccine in the world which has been accepted by the World.
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The vaccine candidate, first developed in in Colombia, was evaluated in clinical trials carried out by the WHO in GambiaTanzania and Thailandand had mixed results.
Researchers and vaccine developers have been working on many approaches to bring forward the availability of a malaria vaccine. Patarroyo started experimenting with animals since the decade of the s, paying patarroo wild monkeys captured in the Amazonian rainforest generating illegal traffic carried on by indigenous people who hunt the elusive monkeys for sale .
Forthe patarrojo illegal trade in this animal species is under investigation by the Colombian government against the FIDIC.
On the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca in Colombia revoked the permits of experimenting with 4, night monkeys Aotus trivirgatus for Patarroyo’s jungle laboratory  but in March the decision was reversed and the experiments with primates are allowed to continue. In AprilDr.
Patarroyo was awarded the honorary doctorate from the Ricardo Palma University, in whose official ceremony there was a controversy against defenders of the biodiversity of Peruvian wildlife.
Patarroyo, using in its clinical trials species of green-tailed monkeys Aotus nancymaae, using more than specimens, which returned to its wild state without spleen, deprived of immune system,  reason why it was recriminated in the mentioned act. In November a Colombian journalistic investigation reveals the traffic and the environmental impact of Patarroyo’s investigation .
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