Cooperation is Developing
A cooperation agreement between Non-profit partnership “Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster” and Non-profit partnership “Altay Biopharmacy Cluster” has been signed. That significant event was held during business mission of heads of Kaluga pharmacy cluster to Altay.
Guests visited the facilities known both in Russia and internationally: Technology Standard LLC, JSC Evalar, JSC Altayvitamini, NPF Altaisky Buket, LLC of the Altay Biopharmaceutical Cluster group. As they visited the Altay State University, they could see the experience of creation and development of scientific equipment common use center “Biological medicine and biotechnology”, Russian-American Anti-Cancer Center, Altay Applied Biotechnology Center. Prospects of on-line learning were discussed, and an agreement on educational program exchange “Drug Development Design” and “Industrial Biotechnologies” was reached.
It is of note, that Kaluga and Altay clusters are peer partners. They enter the top-27 pilot innovation community-based clusters, approved by the Russian Government. They have much in common, but also some differences. Pharmaceutical Industry is more developed in the Kaluga region, and Altay is more specialized in biotechnologies. Experience exchange between those large research and manufacturing associations and technology transfer, implementation of joint educational projects will bring mutual success. Joint ventures may quite probably be established in the future.