Rosatom, a Russian State Energy Corporation, will set up a company, Rusatom Healthcare, which will engage in promoting Russian nuclear technologies intended for medicine, as well as radiation technologies for ray therapy centers and sterilization of health care products, both in the country and worldwide.
Registered capital of Rusatom Healthcare will total 480 million rubles ($8 million), Regnum information agency reports with the reference to Rosatom.
Earlier, establishment of radiopharmaceutical cluster on the basis of the Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” was announced. The facility is aimed at development and production of domestic radioactive drugs and medical equipment exploited in positron emission tomography.
Another application of modern radiation technologies is sterilization of health care products and disinfection of food products by means of ray treatment. In 2016, Rosatom and India signed an agreement on joint development of a network of integrated centers for ray sterilization.