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Bank of stem cells, valve and vascular allografts to be created in Minsk

Bank of stem cells, valve and vascular allografts to be created in Minsk

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Bank of stem cells, valve and vascular allografts to be created in Minsk

A stem cell, valve and vascular allograft bank will be created at the Minsk Scientific and Practical Center for Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology commenting on the Decree no. 301 “On Innovative Projects”.

The document approved additions and changes to the State Program for Innovative Development of Belarus for 2016-2020. In particular, it included 21 innovative projects to create new industries that are crucial for the innovative development of Belarus. ‘There is a project to create and organize the work of a new structure among them. It is a storage bank for biomaterial (stem cells, valve and vascular allografts) at the Minsk Scientific and Practical Center for Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology. In addition, the OJSC “Medplast” will organize the production of new medical products for Belarus (vactainers) using modern technologies. Two more projects are aimed at ensuring national security and defense and protection against emergency situations,’ the press service said.

Five projects of the state program will be implemented in the field of agriculture with the goal of producing new types of products, introducing new technologies and breeding highly productive animals. For example, it is expected to create an experimental feed production at the “ZhodinoAgroPlemElita” state-owned enterprise, as well as an innovative meat processing complex. New types of confectionery products will be produced at the JSC “Krasny Pishchevik”.

Another 12 projects relate to the field of industrial and construction technologies and productions, providing for the release of new types of products, including high-tech and intelligent systems, the use of additive technologies and composite materials. In particular, the UE “Unitechprom BSU” organizes the production of original bioresorbable multifunctional drugs, and the OJSC “Belkard” organizes the production of automotive components of a high technical level for cars and commercial vehicles.

‘The implementation of these projects is aimed at ensuring import substitution and increasing the export of high-tech domestic products. This will make it possible to create new jobs in Belarus with a level of added value not lower than the average European in the relevant type of activity,’ the press service emphasized.