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Biomedical cluster conference held in Penza

15:47 | 04.06.2015 | Society

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Penza, 4 June 2015. PenzaNews. The “Rameev” technopark opened the Fifth international conference “Current Issues of Medical Science and Education” in Penza on Thursday, June 4.

Biomedical cluster conference held in Penza

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Before its opening, the members of “Biomed” engineering and production cluster presented their newest creations to their Russian and foreign colleagues.

During the opening ceremony, Alexander Gulyakov, PSU dean and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, addressed a special word of welcome to the delegation from Germany, the region’s long-time partner, and said the topic of the conference is very timely as the medical issues become more widespread in the modern world.

“Medicine as science must cut down the increase of sickness in population,” stressed Alexander Gulyakov.

The Penza region Health Minister Vladimir Stryuchkov also performed during the meeting.

“We are really happy to see our region become an international location for discussing the most acute issues of providing medical help. I believe all sides find such regular meetings beneficial and are interested to ensure they continue,” he said.

Presenting the results of the Penza region, Vladimir Stryuchkov reminded how the region was one of the first in Russia to successfully defend its healthcare modernization program for the years 2011-2012 in March 2011.

“The program was for 5.7 billion rubles. I can proudly state we all managed to achieve our targets,” the Health Ministry head noted.

In his key report, the top manager of “MedInzh” Sergey Evdokimov presented the audience new works of companies from “Rameev” technopark and the cluster “Biomed.”

In his comment on the event, the director of the PSU Medical University Alexander Mitroshin told PenzaNews agency such conferences are a unique opportunity for the guests to learn more about the works of the cluster in “Rameev” technopark.

“Today we are presenting our works made in the Penza land. The guests come from many countries, a large German delegation. We have a lot of items they lack,” the speaker said.

According to him, the conference aims to attract investments and bring out the Russian technologies to foreign markets, especially in Europe.

“These issues are impossible without education and science,” he stressed.

Alexander Mitroshin also said that Penza currently works hard on new materials and implants with no analogues in Russia.

“I think that when the production facilities of ‘Rameev’ technopark go online, the Penza region will become a unique region that produces the whole product line for spinal implants. There is currently no enterprise and no region with such a feature,” he said.

Answering the question about the most notable creations, Alexander Mitroshin praised the works of “MedInzh.”

“They are making heart valves, including items of new generation. Thanks to the great assistance of Sergei Evdokimov [the top manager of the cluster], they created a valve, that can be implanted through a tube without stopping a heart. This is totally fantastic,” he concluded.

The conference split in five subgroups will continue into June 5 and will work on two locations, the Penza State University and the Burdenko clinical hospital.

The event is supported by the Center of Cluster Development.

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