Russia’s First Full-cycle Nuclear Medicine Center to Open in Ekaterinburg by 2020
PET-Technology (a portfolio company of RUSNANO and MedInvestGroup), will invest over two billion rubles in the development of Russia’s first full-cycle nuclear medicine center in Ekaterinburg, scheduled for completion by 2020, CEO of PET-Technology Diana Kobesova said to TASS on Tuesday at the 9th International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM in Ekaterinburg.
“We are creating a so-called full-cycle medical center where patients can access both diagnostics and treatment in one place. We expect that the new format of admitting patients will be in place in Ekaterinburg as early as 2020. A patient will have access to all kinds of services—PET-CT diagnostics and various therapies, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and combined therapy. We are ready to invest over two billion rubles in this project,” she told the news agency.
“The multilateral agreement concerning this project has been signed at the 9th International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM. We also plan to open such centers, in addition to diagnostics and production ones, in other Russian regions. We expect 40 mln Russian nationals to have an access to cancer services by 2025,” the company’s press service said.
PET-Technology’s national network of nuclear medicine centers was established in 2011 to enhance the accessibility of high-efficiency diagnostics and therapies for cancer in Russia. Eleven diagnostic centers (in Moscow, Kursk, Belgorod, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Lipetsk, Oryol, Tambov, Tolyatti, Samara and Rostov-on-Don) are already functioning today. In addition to two of Russia’s first GMP-compliant production centers in Ufa and Yelets that are equipped with cyclotron complexes, laboratories for radiopharmaceutical synthesis and equipment for their delivery by air and by road to the regions. The services are covered by compulsory health insurance policies for 90% of Russian nationals.