The President highly evaluate unique research of the Almazov Center
Vladimir Putin gave a high evaluation of the unique work carried out by National medical research center Almazov. Having visited the center's laboratory on March 16, the President noted that it is a unique research site.
Russian President discussed with the laboratory specialists the unique studies of children's diabetes, DNA and other areas. The head of the Center Yevgeny Shlyakhto noted that the combination of scientific research and practical medicine within the same walls of the Center was very effective, he gave specific examples: innovative cell research made it possible to use new technologies in the treatment of vascular diseases and prevent the occurrence of congenital pathologies. In addition, the specialists of the Center are working on genome editing resulted in a large Bank of biological data creation, said Shlyakhto.
The Russian President was familiarized with the history of the Almazov Center and development prospects. So, now the organization employs about 7 000 specialists, and more than 2 000 people are trained here. Shlyakhto emphasized that the Center successfully combines fundamental and applied research with medical practice, including the high-tech services provision. Clinics of the Almazov Center occupy five buildings, there are also seven research institutes. It is planned to build a new scientific and educational complex, which will train highly qualified specialists in the field of diagnostics, gene and cell therapy, virtual surgery and other areas.