Federation Council approves restructuring of RUSNANO

Russia’s Federation Council approved on Wednesday the plans to restructure the RUSNANO state corporation into a joint stock society, where the state will posses 100 percent of the shares.

The purpose of the restructuring was set in the address to the Federal Assembly by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev in November, 2009, a source in the Federation Council’s administration said. Medvedev suggested restructuring competitive state corporations then.

Aluminum to Solve Problems with Energy

Using aluminum can solve major problems of traditional and hydrogen power engineering, and these are not mere words according to Russian scientists.

Rusnano to Help Develop New Medicines

Rusnano said Tuesday that it will back a $160 million project to develop medicines for cancer and AIDS in Russia.

A joint venture created by Rusnano and research center Chemrar will develop five new medicines that will be brought to market from 2013 to 2016, including drugs for AIDS, pancreatic cancer and hepatitis C, Rusnano said.

Observing nanoparticles in the body – now easier

Today various nano-substances, created for medical purposes, attract attention of many medics, biologists and physicists. Studies of magnetically controlled precise drug delivery by means of magnetic nanoparticles are of specific interest to scientific and medical community.

Russian physicists, working in the biophotonics laboratory of the Institute of General Physics (Russian academy of sciences), have some advances in this field, about which I will try to tell in this article.

Russian Nanotechnology Corporation Completes Registration Process for Swiss Investment Management Company

The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, RUSNANO, announces the completion of its incorporation and registration procedure for the investment management company RUSNANO Capital AG. RUSNANO Capital AG will be involved in attracting global investors for financing promising Russian innovative projects as well as investing in existing Western innovative technologies with the aim of implementing them in Russia.

Unique Detector for Explosives Created

Russian physicists from the Institute of Physics in cooperation with several other research institutions have built a unique device – a photonuclear detector of hidden explosive substances. The device can detect explosives in luggage of air passengers and various closed containers, as well as serve as a portable detect for demining activities.

Russia's Sistema still pursuing Infineon

Infineon has denied that they are in discussions with diversified Russian holding company AFK Sistema, according to a report, in a rerun of denials from September 2009 and earlier. Another report has said that Sistema is now calling in heavyweight Russian political support to help it obtain a 29 percent stake in Infineon.

Long Live OLEDs

Russian physicists developed a technique for making organic light-emitting diodes live longer. For this purpose they added to OLEDs long-living nano-crystals of cadmium chalcogenides, inorganic luminescent sites, which help organic chromophores and simplify production technology of OLEDs with required emission spectrum.

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have many advantages over other light-emitting structures.

New Anti-Cancer Drug to Be Developed

Russian biotechnologists at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, also known as the Vector Institute work on a new anti-cancer drug, consisting of nanoparticles, carrying a tumor necrosis factor – a protein, causing degradation of tumor tissues.

Tumor necrosis factor is now new for our science – medics have tried to use it for treating cancer many times. All attempts failed, because this protein is quickly degraded in an organism.

Russia, U.S. to cooperate in innovations

Russia and the U.S. intend to intensify cooperation in investing into innovation projects, promoting entrepreneurship and catalyzing breakthroughs in shared priorities, a statement on the White House website said.

«In this context the United States and Russia are considering the generation of new innovative ideas, their broad dissemination and their commercialization as an important component for developing an innovation ecosystem and fostering economic growth in both countries,» a joint statement by U.S.

Russia hopes to catch techno wave in California

President Dmitry Medvedev paid a visit to California on Wednesday where he gave special attention to Silicon Valley in an effort to boost US-Russian economic relations – and even sent his first tweet.

Russian, U.S. physicists together synthesize 117th element

Russian physicists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna have with U.S. colleagues successfully synthesized a new element, a leading researcher said on Wednesday.

Russia's Rusnano in talks to buy French Altis

Russian state-owned Rusnano, dedicated to developing nanotechnology, is in talks to acquire French microelectronics manufacturer Altis Semiconductor, Russian business daily, Vedomosti, wrote on Wednesday, quoting a source from Rusnano.

The talks are at an early stage, the source told the paper.

Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, suggested at the end of last year that state corporations should pursue foreign innovative companies, according to a government official cited by Vedomosti, while another official from the presidency said that the government commission for modernisation has d

U.K. could become Russia's major hi-tech partner - official

The U.K. could become one of Russia's leading partners in innovative technologies, the head of the country's hi-tech government corporation Rosnano told RIA Novosti.

Russian Silicon Valley needs global players

Russia’s new Silicon Valley needs both support from Government and young scientists to become successful, say Russian and international analysts.

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