3 July 2019
EFKO R&D center launched a repository of stem cells
«Center of cell technologies Biruch» in Belgorod region, built on the base of EFKO Group’s innovation center «Biruch – New technologies» («Biruch-NT»), will extract and store stem cells of newborn babies. The center has already passed all necessary stages of licensing. «In conditions of absolute sterility, specialists of the center extract concentrate of HSC (hematopoietic stem cells). They also study the blood to determine its group, Rh factor and presence of infections in it», - press center of the company explains. Investments to the project amounted to over 100 mn rubles.
It should be reminded that information about the project appeared in the end of 2017. Except of mentioned above direction, it also includes genomic selection in plant and animal breeding.