Category Archives: General News

Shvabe Registers Latin and Cyrillic Trademarks in Morocco

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Russia’s Shvabe, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has registered its Latin and Cyrillic trademarks in the Kingdom of Morocco for 16 classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services. This information was presented by the company’s press service.

The holding has obtained unique rights to use its trademarks in the Kingdom of Morocco for research, development and sales of medical devices, optical systems, lighting and surveying equipment, as well as for industrial analysis, materials handling and educational process support.

“The Kingdom of Morocco is a new market for our company. The first negotiations with potential partners in this country have revealed interest in our medical products and lighting equipment,” Deputy Director General for Sales, Foreign Activities and Marketing Anatoly Sludnykh stated.

Morocco has become the first country in North Africa, where Shvabe registered its trademarks. The company plans to continue developing cooperation in the field of trademark registration with Tunisia, Egypt and other countries.

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Dmitry Medvedev Signs Innovative Development Strategy Plan

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a plan developed by the Ministry of Economic Development to implement the Innovative Development Strategy in 2015-2016.

According to the document, the implementation of the new plan will contribute to development of the basic elements of innovation support in Russia and dynamic formation of socially-oriented innovative economy. It stipulates a number of measures aimed at improving an educational system, promoting scientific, technical and innovative activities, creating a system of state support for scientific and technical innovations, ensuring effective implementation of innovative development programs for companies with state participation, establishing mechanisms to stimulate the demand for innovations, modernizing a structure of the R&D sector, developing the financial infrastructure of innovative activities, creating mechanisms to support legal protection of the results of promising commercial projects, increasing the degree of Russia’s integration into the global processes of creation and use of innovations, and implementing development programs for regional innovative clusters.

Russia to Create Center for Monitoring Biological Threats

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The monitoring center, which will collect information on biological threats in Russia and abroad, will start in the summer of 2018 and is expected to cost 2.2 billion rubles for the budget.

As the newspaper “Izvestia” reports on Friday, it will be the first Russian National Integration Monitoring Centre for biological threats, which will collect and analyze information on dangerous viruses, bacteria and emerging epidemic in the country and in neighboring areas. As a source from the Ministry of Health told the newspaper, the project documentation will be ready later this year, and the center is scheduled to start in summer 2018.

The source said that the need for a unified monitoring service is due to the emergence of new risk factors, such as the recent epidemic of Ebola, high levels of migration and the availability of components for the production of biological weapons.

UFU Presents Ten Projects at Russian Startup Tour

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The Ural Federal University is the most advanced university in the region in terms of commercialization. This came in a statement by Senior Vice President for Innovations of the Skolkovo Foundation, Vasily Belov at the Russian Startup Tour-2015.

“We see a lot of mechanical engineering projects from the Ural Federal University among our residents and candidates for participation in the Skolkovo Foundation. The university has developed commercialization processes and managed to bring innovations to the industrial implementation. This is a promising region with a positive attitude and an ability to actively think and dream,” Mr. Belov said, noting that the Skolkovo Foundation plans to implement a number of mechanical engineering projects starting with fruitful cooperation with the startups established by the Ural Federal University.

It should be mentioned that ten projects created by the members of the Ural Federal University were presented at the Russian Startup Tour-2015 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shvabe Registers Trademark in Mongolia

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Russia’s Shvabe, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has registered a trademark in Mongolia for 16 classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services. This information was presented by the company’s press service.

“Registration of a trademark in Mongolia makes it possible to expand cooperation with the country and implement joint projects in various fields,” Deputy Director General for Sales, Foreign Activities and Marketing Anatoly Sludnykh stated.

“The holding has obtained unique rights to use its trademark in Mongolia for research, development and sales of medical devices, optical systems, lighting and surveying equipment, as well as for industrial analysis, materials handling and educational process support,” the press center informed.

Shvabe Develops New Highly Sensitive Camera

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Russia’s Shvabe has developed a prototype of a highly sensitive camera. The new product is designed for special vehicles capable of operating under a negative impact of natural and technogenic factors, for example, in the Far North or in the oil and gas fields. The prototype has been developed by the engineers of JSC Shvabe – Devices.

“Preliminary tests have been conducted. The new product increases a range of recognition of the objects in the field of view by half, thus ensuring higher efficiency of rescue operations for liquidation of natural and technogenic catastrophes. The invention of our engineers has a number of unique image processing characteristics. However, it is a trade secret,” Director General Vasily Rassokhin said.

The specialists have already developed a program of interdepartmental tests of the prototype. The new device will be produced by JSC Shvabe – Defence and Security later this year.

Disaster Warning System May Be Created in Crimea in 2015

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Russian Emergency Situations Ministry does not rule out that the creation of the territory of Crimea of complex system of emergency notification of the population (KSEON) can already begin in 2015.

The notification problem received the special relevance after the tragedy in Kuban Krymsk, where in July 2012 as a result of the devastating floods about 170 people died. After this emergency, the Investigation Committee found that the warning system in Krymsk was practically absent, it was heard only by about fifty people and when it was too late.

“Main Directorate of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city must complete the design and begin to create a comprehensive system of emergency warning for the population,” was stated in the materials of the ministry.

Shvabe to Present Unique Medical Equipment in Moscow

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Russia’s Shvabe will demonstrate its medical developments at the All-Russian Forum and Exhibition ‘State Order – For Fair Procurement’ that will be held in Moscow on March 11-13. This information was furnished by the press service of the holding.

“We have delivered over 15,000 devices to more than 600 Russian maternity hospitals and perinatal centers for nearly 30 years of production. This equipment has already helped doctors save lives and keep up health of more than three million babies,” Deputy Director General for Sales, Foreign Activities and Marketing Anatoly Sludnykh stated.

It’s worth noting that Shvabe takes an active part in the State Program for Healthcare Development, as well as in the Federal Target Program for construction of 32 new perinatal centers in 30 Russian regions.

“Shvabe provides medical institutions with high-tech and reliable devices approved by the medical community and makes it possible to save budgetary funds,” Mr. Sludnykh pointed out.

UIMC Presents Rhythm-Flight Device in Crimea

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The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has unveiled a unique system for stimulating biorhythms named Rhythm-Flight at the exhibition in Yalta. According to the information presented by the company’s press center, the new development is capable of removing the effects of serious emotional and physical overload within a few minutes.

The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has presented different medical equipment specially designed for the military and adapted for the civilians. The Rhythm-Flight device was originally developed in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry. It is designed for normalizing the emotional state of a person in case of professional overload to correct behavioral responses and the state of those who have suffered severe psychological and emotional turmoil. The system was originally developed for the pilots of the Russian Air Force but has been adapted for civilian applications.

Russia Holds International Forum for Materials

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The International Forum for Materials IMTECH brought together the leading Russian and foreign experts and scientists in the field of modern materials and presented the latest developments to domestic enterprises. IMTECH is a unique international event combining a scientific conference and a specialized exhibition.

The forum was used as a platform for presenting the latest developments of special steels and alloys, magnets, functional nanomaterials, high-purity substances, technical ceramics, metal ceramics, aluminium, titanium, magnesium and their alloys, sealing materials and sealants, carbon, graphite, silicon and organosilicon materials, crystals, piezoelectrics.

The Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys demonstrated a number of innovations in the sphere of nanotechnology, metallurgy and composite materials. The solutions are designed for a wide range of industries, including aviation, space, engineering and medicine.