Novosibirsk region considers its own biotech cluster

Novosibirsk region considers its own biotech clusterSibbiopharm, a Berdsk-based biotech company in the Novosibirsk region, wants to become the core of a prospective world-class biotech cluster in the area.

Sibbiopharm, a Berdsk-based biotech company in the Novosibirsk region, suggested earlier this week that it be chosen to become the core of a prospective world-class biotech cluster in the area, pharma-focused Remedium.ru reports. Alexander Salostiy, the chairman of the firm?s supervisory board, is reported to have already presented to Governor Vasily Yurchenko Sibbiopharm?s program for the development of industrial biotechnologies in this Siberian territory. The program calls for the creation of a cluster with an engineering center as its centerpiece. The center is expected to accommodate laboratories and production facilities enabling the development of ?any industrial biotechnology from test-tubes to large bioreactors.? Sibbiopharm manufactures enzymatic drugs, antibiotics, biological plant protection agents, biopreservatives for ensilage, probiotics, and prebiotics...