Russian Cabinet sets national applied research priorities

Russian Cabinet sets national applied research prioritiesThe Russian Government has determined and approved a list of priority research areas to focus on when using government-owned multiple access equipment centers

The Russian Government has determined and approved a list of priority research areas to focus on when using government-owned multiple access equipment centers, the Cabinet website announced. The list includes an array of tasks to cope with in the biotechnology and medical sectors. Other priorities cover the development of a ?cryobank of biological material,? ?extraterrestrial threat counteraction system,? and a few nanotech-related tasks. ?The introduction of such a list will help increase the effectiveness of multiple access equipment centers? activity in addressing the vital problems of this country?s social and economic development,? the Russian Cabinet believes. Specifically, the 16-point list includes the following broad areas: 1. R&D and production of the new generations of systems, instruments and their components based on nanotechnology and microsystem engineering; 2. R&D and production of hybrid, biosimilar and artificial materials, structures and systems, including those for medical purposes, as well as of intelligent engineering systems, devices and their components; 3...