Nuclear Cluster of the Skolkovo Fund is seeking after $200M to create a Maritime Centre of Nuclear Medicine. The chief executive of the Skolkovo Fund’s nuclear technologies cluster Denis Kovalevich reported on this innovation news yesterday. This issue has also been discussed at a meeting with the governor of Primorye Vladimir Miklushevsky on July, 9 in Vladivostok, which was also attended by the representatives of Far Eastern Federal University, on the basis of which it is planned to create a center of nuclear medicine.
First of all, according to Kovalevich, it is about the creation of the proton-ion therapy; Japan, China and South Korea have similar technologies. The construction of the center in Primorye may take five or six years, and the design can be made as early as in 2013.
As reported, the investment is planned to be attracted from the state with the participation of private investors including foreign ones.
Despite the fact that Primorskiy Krai has no Nuclear Research tradition, (nuclear medicine is purposefully developed primarily in the science cities, as well as in Moscow and St. Petersburg), Denis Kovalevich believes that the Far Eastern market will attract investment under the Program for the Far East Development. A working group to establish a nuclear medicine center in Primorye was organized not so long ago. The group will be supervised by the First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.