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STCU Bio Workshop "Positioning Bio-Institutes to Compete in Global Market” was Held on 28-30 June in Odessa115/351
28 Jun 2006 - 30 Jun 2006
An STCU Workshop, “Positioning Bio-Institutes to Compete in Global Market” was held on 28-30 June in Odessa, attended by nearly 80 participants from major bio-institutes in Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Georgia, western experts in bio-science and medicine, representatives from European, Canadian and US federal laboratories, and western private companies.
Also attending were officials from Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, State Administration for Pharmaceutical Products of Ukraine, the French National Defense General Secretariat, the European Commission’s Directorate for Research, and U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Participants discussed some of the important problems facing bio-institutes and production entities in the STCU Recipient Members, including certification, IP protection, and GMP, GLP, GCP requirements. Participants examined the possibilities for Ukrainian, Georgian and Azeri institutes to become the sub-contractors for western companies out-sourcing for bio-research or clinical trials testing. European, Canadian, and U.S. program officials discussed how their programs could be used to address the existing needs of the Institutes.
During the Workshop, there were poster exhibitions of the most promising technologies and products from the institutes.
The STCU thanks its partners in this Workshop: the “Ecomet” industrial enterprises association and the Odessa Anti-Plague Institute.