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    The goal

    Developing of competitive and high-performance innovation center within Tomsk agglomeration boarders where high value-added industry and high-quality human resources are concentrated and advanced technologies are created in order to increase the quality of life and implement new model of economic growth.

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    «Advanced industry», «Science and education», «Technological innovations, new businesses», «Smart and handy city», «Business environment»

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    RUB 250 bln – investment gap. Confirmed extra-budgetary resources amounts to 65%.

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    12 federal ministries, 6 Tomsk universities, 5 national corporations, 400 small and medium innovation companies and manufacturing plants

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    INO Tomsk project synchronizes over 50 federal instruments and initiatives of different federal ministries and agencies.

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    65 actions included in roadmap help to involve stakeholders in INO Tomsk project.

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    6 types of areas within Tomsk agglomeration are developed according to INO Tomsk project: industrial, innovation, research and educational, historical and cultural, medical and sport parks.

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    INO Tomsk project is based on 6 innovation territorial clusters: petrochemical cluster, cluster of nuclear technologies, timber and pharmaceutical clusters, cluster of medical equipment and IT, cluster of wildlife resources, and cluster of hard-to-recover resources.

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    160 thousands of highly-efficient workplaces will be created before 2020 as a result of INO Tomsk project implementation.

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    Over 100 industrial, research and educational, social and infrastructure projects are implemented within INO Tomsk.

Indian Newspaper The Hindu Told about Tomsk Innovative Development – Nano-bandage VitaVallis

14 October 2011 01:00

One of the most popular and recognized editions  – newspaper The Hindu whose daily number of copies is about 1.5 million – called the development of Tomsk innovative company Akvelit “revolutionary” and compared with the medical discovery of penicillin.

“Russian researchers have developed a nondrug method of wound treatment which may become as revolutionary as penicillin discovery.” 

VitaVallis, a wonderful nano-bandage created by Tomsk researchers helps to clean a wound from all known toxic bacteria. It does not cling to a wound and heals burns, cuts, septic and infectious wounds two-three times quicker than traditional methods. This bandage is blood stanching, it stops inflammation, eliminates edemas, stimulates skin regeneration and also eliminates unpleasant smell of a wound and reduces pain.

The point is that VitaVallis does not contain antibiotics and, consequently, is efficient against drug resistant bacteria which constitute a problem in medicine.  

“Traditional method of wound healing implies antiseptic drug bandage application for disinfection, our bandage “sucks microbes out” of wounds without any medicines,” said doctor Marat Lerner whose laboratory of Tomsk Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science has developed this technology.    

During clinical trials the nano-bandage healed a fourth-degree burn with severe damages on the back of the head in a young man for 80 days compared to 150–180 days required for such wound healing. 

The new method was developed at the interface of physics and medicine. It is based on the well known fact that pathologic bacteria usually carry negative electric charge. Siberian researchers supposed that positively charged material would be able to pull microorganisms out of wounds. 

The secret of Vita Vallis nano-bandage is that active absorbing centers of the bandage due to electrostatic interaction pull microorganisms out of a wound and block them inside the bandage. 

“This method works with all types of microorganisms regardless of their resistance to antibiotics,”  said doctor of science Sergei Psakhie, Director of Tomsk Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, SB RAS, “there is nothing similar in the world.”  

In the XXI century when more people die from sepsis than from heart attacks and insults VitaVallis technology may turn out as revolutionary in life saving and health care system as the discovery of penicillin in the XX century.

Akvelit, a company established in Tomsk to commercialize a new technology, has recently launched the first production line and plans to extend its product output from 1 mln. to 100 mln. nano-bandages next year. A 10x10 bandage can be bought in Russia for 120 rubles (or 4 dollars). Interestingly, the technology was first developed for water filters to increase their efficiency and speed of biologically contaminated water purification. Developers of AquaVallis filters state that it is the first water filtering system in the world that guarantees 100% protection from viruses, bacteria and parasites and does not require any additional disinfection,” – says the article.   

Original Text from the Article

The article is based on the results of the media trip arranged by the Regional Department of the Information Policy and Public Relations with the Russian Agency of International Information “RIA News”. On September 19–20, 2011 journalists from the USA, Great Britain, France, China, Iran and India visited Tomsk region. There were representatives of the Iran State Information Agency “IRNA”; representatives from world leading editions such as Financial Times, The Hindu, Le Figaro, The Moscow Times, Zhemin Zhibao; French TV Channel TF1; Internet-mass media for economic and financial spheres DealWatch (Euromoney Institutional Investor product) and Mergermarket (Financial Times Group product).