[ExI] Question: Russia and Biotech Industry

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Jun 16 20:50:17 UTC 2015

I was able to pick up a few ideas from your email, and thank you very much. But the articles are in Russian and I could not find a translation.





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As far as it appears, the state of biotechnology and medical technology in Russia is terrible (I include some references in Russian, as they were easier to find). Some examples:


Most foreign biomedical technology was banned for import into Russia (by the Russians themselves), and now new Russian analogs are being developed (understandably of inferior quality) and tested on the Russian population.




The use of any embryonic stem cells was banned by the government




The law was passed to ban the use of any form of GMO in agriculture.




The “Dynasty Foundation” that supported a lot of Russian science, especially biomedical science, was recently branded as “Foreign Agent”




Many hospitals and medical research institutes (including gerontological research institutes) have been closed:




There were some reports about some interesting biotechnological developments in Russia, such as tissue 3D printing, and some other great science done by heroic Russian scientists against all odds… Yet, overall it does not seem to be a very favorable place for development…



On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 6:23 PM, <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:



Does anyone know about the advances in biotechnology in Russia today and its future?  Are the regulations still more flexible than in the US and elsewhere?


Any knowledge you can impart is appreciated!


Thank you,




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