Betulin – a birch bark based food supplement, will be manufactured in Tyumen region.
Until recently betulin was manufactured in Russia only at five sites. It was basically purchased abroad (in China).
Meanwhile pharmacological and pharmaceutical activity of betulin is well studied. It has antitoxic, hepatoprotective, alcohol protecting and other properties. This drug is becoming more and more demanded, which explains the need for upscaling of local production.
Soon Tyumen Forest and Chemical Corporation LLC will launch construction of a site for advanced processing of wood plant materials to betulin.
The first stage of manufacture of 10 tons will be introduced early next year. And in one year (by 2018) it is planned to reach the designed capacity (50 tons a year).