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Contrast Media To be Manufactured in Russia

Until recently contrast media were imported to Russia by GE Healthcare, Ireland. With launch of local production of Pharmstandard Ufavita announced by GE Healthcare, contrast media will be marketed in the Russian Pharma Market in the near future.

Local contrast media VisipaqueÒ (INN Iodixanol), OmnipaqueÒ (INN Iohexol) and OmnixanÒ (INN gadodiamide) used for detection of disorders of different organs and systems, including cardiovascular and nervous system disorders, as well as malignant disorders. Iodine-containing OmnipaqueÒ and VisipaqueÒ are used during surgical interventions.

The project is intended to be implemented in two stages. First, product packaging and quality control at release will be organized at manufacturing site of OAO Pharmstandard Ufavita in Ufa, certified according to international guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Then industrial-scale manufacture of finished pharmaceutical forms is planned.

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