Government expertise facility ďThe vivarium at BelSU Botanical GardenĒ was discussed at public hearings
Deputies of Belgorod Deputy Council, local authoritiesí executives and representatives of Federal Territorial Business Assets Supervisory Services presented at the event.
The presidium of public hearings consisted of Belgorod Deputy Councilís deputy Aleksandr Scheglov, vice-rector for BelSU Housekeeping Administration Valentin Zatenatskiy, and the head of BelSU Pharmacology Subdepartment Mikhail Pokrovskiy.
The hearing was opened by Aleksandr Scheglov, who is also a chairman of Belgorod Deputy Council ecological policy and environment control standing commission. He reminded that BelSU Botanical Garden is a natural reserve of regional significance, so the object that would be building there should underwent a biological expertise.
Mikhail Pokrovskiy, who is in charge of vivarium project, presented the facility. He said that future vivarium is considered as an experimental biological clinic for animals keeping and pharmacological research.
Vivarium would be built as two-stories building approximately 800 square meters floor space. Part of the equipment is already bought and used at BelSU Pre-clinical Studies Center.
Mikhail Pokrovskiy emphasized on the significance of the project for the development of pharmacology in region and in the country. ďEvery pack of drugs derives from research and animal testing. It undergoes toxicity testing. To lower the research costs, we should conduct it in Russia. In the end, it will affect the costs of medicationsĒ, Ė he said.
In his opinion, the vivarium project corresponds to all international standards.
Mr. Pokrovskiy also said that all calculations of the facilityís influence to the environment have been made, and the results are quite positive and would be presented for ecological expertise. All environmental protection measures have also been taken into consideration.
ďWe loosen the purse strings for technological equipmentĒ, Ė said Valentin Zatenatskiy. Ė ďAll clean-up systems altogether approximately amounts to 30% from building costs. The facility can work absolutely autonomously. This is a project for world marketĒ.
Materials, presented at the hearings were positively evaluated for their environmental qualities. The construction of vivarium will begin in autumn and end throughout the year.
ďToday, Belgorod Region plans to develop powerful pharmaceutical cluster, which demands a developed infrastructure, human and scientific resourcingĒ, Ė concluded his speech Mikhail Pokrovskiy.
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