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Kazan eyes Russia’s largest Medical Science Center

15 Aug '12
Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan, mid-Volga, expects to develop a public-private partnership to build by 2014 a $37m Medical Science Center, AMI Russian Agency for Medical and Social News reports.

At the moment, the growing partnership reportedly includes regional private companies Eidos and IPG, the Russian Ministry of Healthcare, and the Tatarstan regional government. The specific location of the future Center has yet to be announced.

Eidos as the project initiator has plans to invest $9.2m; Tatarstan wants to put up $13.8m, with other members of the consortium kicking in the rest, AMI reports, adding that the future Center is expected to create about 3,000 new jobs in the region.

According to Eidos, the consortium is shooting for the development of an advanced medical science hub that will focus on promoting Russian sector technologies. The project is reportedly open for any domestic and international medical innovation entities and educational institutions to participate. For example, an Israeli company developing stem cell therapies is said to be considering taking part in the project.

On a 20,000-square-meter area, the Center will accommodate a training simulation center, incubator for innovation projects, conference hall, hotel for visiting experts, as well as rep offices of medical educational institutions.

The new Center is expected to become Russia’s largest hub to train medical professionals in a reported 32 majors. At the future training simulation center, an estimated 1,500 specialists will be coached on a yearly basis. The future Center is also expected to have its own ‘cloud’ service for trainees to do “hundreds of thousands” virtual surgery simulations a year.
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