In 2017, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University established the Department of Organization and Technology of Immunobiological Product Manufacturing. The Department is headed by Aidar Ishmukhametov, the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of FSBSI Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Products of Russian Academy of Sciences.
The establishment of this new entity includes the opening of labs that will not only deal with manufacturing problems but also participate in the educational process, which will provide more opportunities for other departments to implement activities in their scientific areas.
According to Aidar Ishmukhametov, a very important element representing the link between research and manufacturing was lost in the past. However, a year ago, the government took a step in the opposite direction by establishing FSBSI Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Products of Russian Academy of Sciences, a research and production facility involved in the creation of immunobiological products. Mr. Ishmukhametov emphasized that immunobiological product manufacturing needs qualified people to innovate and adjust technology processes. The new Department will allow, for the first time, not only to train employees and students, but also immediately lead them to insights about the end products, which could be not just a new immunobiological vaccine but also a new technology, scientific paper, or important discovery.