In Venezuela, universities are not getting the government funding they need for biomaterial research projects and other biology and chemistry research that they were conducting years ago before the recent financial and government collapses. This is causing a complete halt to all biomaterial and related research in the country.
One university, University of Carabobo, only received 12% of the funding they requested. Most Venezuelan universities are in the same boat and only have just enough money for salaries and for maintaining basic operations of the universities (i.e. keeping the lights on), but no money has been going towards research or academic extension activities. The only thing helping support some university projects are private donations and initiatives from individuals and guilds.