The RUSNANO’s FIEP Has Supported the Training to Promote New Medical Developments
The RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) (part of the VEB.RF Group) has supported the development of two new courses for the prompt advanced training of medical professionals in the effective use of Russian electrosurgical and dental equipment.
The dynamic development of the MedTech market is a global trend. In Russia today, companies are developing high-tech devices and services, the implementation of which improves the level of healthcare services and in global terms influences the quality of life of the country’s population.
“All of our programs are aimed at enhancing the skills of specialists in new technological areas. However, medical technology projects have an important humanitarian component and are of particular relevance. They aim to improve the quality of health services on which people’s health depends. In this case, our educational programs allow us to make high-tech care more accessible to Russians,” said Stanislav Nisimov, Director of the Department of Education Programs and Professional Skills at FIEP.
Modern technology is evolving towards more efficient and safer surgical procedures with minimal traumatic impact on the patient. High-frequency electric current, laser, and ultrasound energy are now used to separate tissue, ablate (gently remove part of the tissue without using a scalpel), and coagulate (cauterise) blood vessels. Appropriate domestic equipment is appearing on the market. One of its manufacturers, Fotek LLC from Ekaterinburg, has commissioned training in the techniques and safe handling of high-tech electrosurgical equipment. The program, which provides individual educational pathways for five groups of doctors (surgeons, dermatologists-cosmetologists, obstetricians-gynecologists, urologists, and otorhinolaryngologists), was developed by the A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. The first group of trainees has been recruited.
Another Ekaterinburg company, VEGA-PRO LLC, manufactures small-size automated electro-vacuum furnaces for the production of orthopedic structures using nanostructured pressed ceramic. The program developed by the Institute of Business and Information Technology, in collaboration with specialists from the Ural Federal University, is intended to promote the latest models of this dental equipment. The course is designed to train orthopedic dentists and dental technicians in the use of ovens. The developers of the program are confident that Russian equipment of the same quality as the world’s leading models will help optimize the costs of dental clinics and laboratories for the production of dental prostheses. The program has been highly praised by the Sverdlovsk Regional Entrepreneurship Support Fund. The first group of specialists is scheduled to start training in May this year.
The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.
The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.