Fermentas Ltd. is a R&D and manufacturing company, which develop and produce products for genetic engineering, molecular biology, genomic research and other biotechnological investigations (over 400 items). More than 99 % of the products are exported. Expansion of efforts to the field of molecular diagnostics is taking place at the present time. Big scale production of kits for molecular diagnostics is planned.
The enterprise of biotechnological pharmacy Sicor Biotech Ltd. in Lithuania is producing recombinant proteins for medical use (interferon alpha-2b, human growth hormone, granulocyte colonies stimulating factor, erythropoietin). It is the only factory of such a profile in Eastern and Central Europe. Sicor Biotech Ltd. is a member of TEVA group (TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Israel). It has strong and very well equipped research centre, developing technologies for production of recombinant proteins.
The success of Lithuanian Biotech is underscored by the fact that the Institute of Biotechnology in Vilnius has attracted back to Lithuania seventeen (17) scientists who have spent over 3 years abroad. They have now returned to carry out their research in Lithuania bringing with them experience, knowledge and funds.
The Lithuanian government has increased funding of biotech research in the last five years and established new programs such as the Industrial Biotechnology Program. Very appropriate, this year's ScanBalt Forum takes place in Vilnius 24-26 September, organized by the Institute of Biotechnology and the Lithuanian Association of Biotechnology and in parallel with the annual ScanBalt Biomaterial Days. Read more at http://www.scanbalt.org/forum2008
The responsible organizer of ScanBalt Forum 2008, dr. Daumantas Matulis, the head of Laboratory of Biothermodynamics and Drug Design, Institute of Biotechnology, says: "The growing importance of life sciences and biotechnology in Lithuania is being recognized with ScanBalt Forum 2008 to take place in Vilnius. This is a chance to promote Lithuania as an attractive place to work, live and invest. We intend to further strengthen our position as a strong player within life sciences and biotechnology in the Baltic Sea Region - also called ScanBalt BioRegion".
For further information contact Daumantas Matulis at: +370 650 06560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more at http://www.ibt.ltAbout ScanBalt BioRegion and ScanBalt:
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