03 August 2012, Friday, 18:09

Rustem Khamitov and Anatoly Chubais laid the foundation stone in Positron Emission Tomography Centre construction in Ufa

author: Rozaliya Valeyeva

On Friday the laying of the foundation stone on the construction site of the Positron Emission Tomography, Radiosurgery and Pharmaceuticals Manufacture Centre took place in Ufa. The President of Bashkortostan Republic Rustem Khamitov and the chairman of the ROSNANO board Anatoly Chubais took part in the solemn ceremony.

In Ufa the unique diagnostic centre will appear one of the first in Russia. Its construction is a stage of ROSNANO project on creation of a network of positron emission tomography centres.

As a part of the Ufa centre a manufacture of diagnostic pharmaceuticals on the basis of positron -radiating isotopes will be started. It is planned to perform not less than 660 operations and not less than three thousand diagnostic studies in the Ufa centre annually.

According to the main oncologist of Bashkiria Vadim Ruchkin, now isotopes are delivered to the republic daily by night flight from Moscow. After the centre starts its work in Ufa a manufacture of necessary pharmaceuticals will be made locally that will allow to reduce time between diagnostics and treatment.

“The new centre will be equipped with the advanced equipment for cancer treatment”, the President RB Rustem Khamitov said. Now negotiations are conducted about the further development of technology in our republic: similar centres, but smaller in size, will appear in Salavat and Sterlitamak. We hope, that in the near future the scale program on cancer detection, diagnostics and treatment will be realised. It should be marked that the treatment will be affordable to all levels of population  - rendering of hi-tech health care will be paid from the republican budget”.

“One of basic directions of our activity is medicine and pharmaceutics. The project which we start today, will allow thousands of people to receive modern medical treatment. For us Bashkortostan is one of key regions in the country in respect of creation here the medical industry solving a problem of early diagnostics of deathful diseases”, Anatoly Chubais underlined.

The general budget of the project makes 2,4 billion roubles, including co-financing by ROSNANO in volume of 1,2 billion roubles. The volume of investments into the Ufa centre will make 959 million roubles. It is planned that construction of the unique medical centre will be finished in the second quarter 2013. The production volume of finished goods after start will make not less than 100 thousand doses a year, and the capacity of the centre will allow to survey more than five thousand people.

Positron emission tomography is one of the most perspective ways of detection of oncological, cardiological and neurologic diseases. The major advantage of the method is that it allows to diagnose the disease at early stages and to simplify treatment essentially.