On April 15, in Sochi, Rusatom Healthcare JSC, Rusatom - International Network (RIN) industrial complex and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of cooperation in radiation technologies and nuclear medicine. The document was signed on the sidelines of the XI ATOMEXPO-2019 International Forum. On the part of Rusatom Healthcare, the document was signed by General Director Alexander Shibanov, on the part of RIN - Alexander Merten, on the Uzbek side - by the President of the Academy of Sciences Behzod Yuldashev.
In the framework of memorandum, the parties agreed to work out jointly a project on creation of cyclotron radiochemical production on the site of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan, which involves the production of radioisotope products in Uzbekistan and its realization both domestically and abroad.
The agreement also includes a project on creation of a multi-purpose radiation center (MRC) in Uzbekistan, which will provide radiation treatment services on a contractual basis to manufacturers of medical devices and agricultural products.
“The signed document opens for us new horizons of cooperation in such promising scientific and technical areas as the production of radioisotope products, new materials and radiation processing. The development of the use of modern radiation technologies in Uzbekistan will contribute to the improvement of the quality of our agricultural products, as well as an increase in the volume of exports,” B. Yuldashev commented on the signing.
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The Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (AS RU), founded in November 1943, carries out a wide range of fundamental and applied research; development of priority scientific and technical programs and innovative projects for the country; training highly qualified scientific personnel; introduction of the results of its research and innovative technologies into practice. The Academy of Sciences includes 32 scientific research institutions, including the Institute of Nuclear Physics, which is the leading scientific organization of Uzbekistan in the field of nuclear physics and solid state physics, radiation physics and materials science, radiochemistry and production of radioisotopes, and scientific instrument engineering.
Rusatom Healthcare, JSC is part of “Rosatom” State Corporation, works in the development and production of equipment and radionuclide products for nuclear and radiological medicine needs, as well as the production of industrial equipment and solutions for sterilizing and processing various products with the help of ionizing radiation based on electron and gamma-ray installations.
“Rusatom - International Network” is a sectoral complex within the structure of Rosatom State Corporation, which is engaged in the development and management of a network of overseas regional centers. The structure of the company includes 11 regional centers. The main objectives of the company and regional centers are business development, promotion of products and services of enterprises of the Russian nuclear industry in global market, as well as international communication support for the activities of “Rosatom” State Corporation. One of the main functions is to coordinate the international economic activities of companies within the structure of the State Corporation.