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BioMerieux Visits the STCU42/347
14 Jun 2004 - 16 Jun 2004
As part of the STCU Partnership Program and in order to better develop relations between the STCU and France, from June 14-16, 2004 the STCU organized a visit of representatives of the French company BioMerieux - a worldwide group specialized in the field of in vitro diagnostics for medical and industrial applications. The delegation consisted of Mr. Bernard Fabien Mandrand, Scientific Director, Mr. Lafont Sergyl Jacques, Medical Affairs Director, and Ms. Alla Naidich, Manager for International Development. The purpose of the visit was to become familiarized with Ukrainian scientific institutions with the hope of developing biotechnology projects. The STCU organized visits for the delegation to the Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology; Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Center of Urgent Pulmonology; Institute Epidemiology and Infectious Disease; and the Institute for Radiation Medicine. The delegation was welcomed by institute directors and laboratory heads and toured the laboratories themselves. Common interests were found in the field of cancer and tuberculosis diagnostics as well as in the discovery of new viruses and bacteria along with the vaccines against them, etc. The major interest of the Ukrainian scientists was the acquisition of equipment, probation period in BioMerieux laboratories and the financing of research. After defining their areas of interest, the Ukrainian scientists agreed to present the information that was of interest to BioMerieux as well as their proposals within a couple of months. BioMerieux promised to analyze the information that they had accumulated during the visit and to present their vision of collaboration with Ukrainian institutions.