26.10.2012 []

Белорусские атомные микроскопы будут производиться в Казахстане

There are plans to set up a joint production of Belarusian atomic force microscopes in Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Sergei Chizhik told Belarusian media on 25 October.

According to him, Belarusian atomic force microscopes are in high demand both in the country and beyond its boundaries. Belarus satisfied Russia’s needs in this product. The talks are underway to set up a joint company to produce Belarusian atomic force microscopes in Kazakhstan. The same opportunity is being worked out with Germany.

However, Sergei Chizhik said that atomic force microscopes were piece-goods. They are not needed in big amounts. These products can be promoted through the establishment of small enterprises that would interact with potential clients and search for new buyers.

The NAS Deputy Chairman also drew attention to other technologies that are being developed in Belarus. In particular, the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering together with the Second Department of Surgical Diseases of Belarusian State Medical University has developed a method of treatment using autologous mesenchymal cells from fatty tissue in patients with trophic ulcers. Besides, Belarus is working on technology for regenerative cell therapy of ischemic and necrotic lesions of the heart. Belarusian scientists have developed new methods of DNA-diagnostics of hereditary hearing loss, evaluation of genetic predisposition for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Source: BelTA provided by Olga Meerovskaya, BelIsa