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6th Semi-Annual Biotechnological Russian-American Innovation Technology Week

Country Seminar on Russia at BIO-2007

“The Rise of Biotechnology in Russia”


International Program: International Country Seminars

Room #254 AB, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4:00-5:30pm


Russia has historically been a strong player in the biotechnology industry and today it offers an attractive environment for research, development and manufacturing.  The Russian biotechnology industry benefits from a highly qualified workforce – one of the best in the world – and the presence of more than 1,000 institutions and organizations conducting biotechnology research. Active research work is being carried out in Russia in such areas as biosafety and biosecurity, biodiversity, renewables and biocatalysis, bionanotechnology and systems biology.   

The Russian state has provided additional support to the industry by launching a national program to encourage public-private cooperation entitled “Biotechnological Development in Russia in 2006 – 2015.”   Included in the program are plans to support science centers and to support regions of Russia that emphasize biotechnology and other scientific endeavors. 

As a result of these efforts, the annual volume of biotech investments in Russia in 2007-2008 is expected to double in comparison with 2005-2006. This seminar will highlight the opportunities Russia offers and the innovative work being performed by the Russian biotechnology industry.



  • Learn about implications of Russia’s “National Program for Biotechnology Development 2006 – 2015,” which prioritizes the creation of special economic zones for innovative biotechnology, creation of biotechnoparks, expansion of biosafety and nanotechnology industries and establishment of biotechnology investment and venture funds.
  • Discuss emerging opportunities related to special economic zones and biotechnology parks in Russia.
  • Consider opportunities for international cooperation with the Russian biotechnology industry.



Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council


Dmitry A. Borisov,  Deputy Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the USA, Head of New York Office, Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the USA

Raif Vasilov, President, Russian Society of Biotechnologists

Alex Ablaev, President, Russian Biofuels Association

Iain Comley, Associate Director, Discovery Alliances DECS, AstraZeneca

Arthur George, Principal, Baker & McKenzie
Alex Kosik, President, GRAViTONUS

Mikhail Stakhanov, President, Deltatekh LTD

Dmitry Kulish, CEO, DKIS LLC

Evgeny Zaytsev, Partner, Asset Management Company – Venture Capital

Nadezhda Orlova, Partner, Abercade

Evgeny Oreshkin, Deputy Dean, Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology

Vladimir Popov, Director, Institute of Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Oleg Kiselev, Director, Institute of Influenza, St Petersburg

Sergei Klochkov, Deputy Director, Institute of Physiologically Active Substances


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