A delegation from UAE visited the University on June 25th.
The two guests were entrepreneur Dheerajmal Bastimal Siroya (third from the right) and member of the Chamber of Commerce of UAE Jassim Isa Khalid Al Mutawa (third from the left). They were met by Rector Ilshat Gafurov, Vice Rector Marat Safiullin, Director of the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology Andrey Kiyasov, Director of the Pharmaceutics Education and Research Centre Yury Shtyrlin.
The guests were interested in discussing potential partnership with KFU’s emerging pharmaceutical cluster. D. B. Siroya is a partner and executive in several pharmaceutical companies around the world, namely Happy Umbrella Ltd. (UAE), Pharma Q Pry Ltd. (South Africa), Sandawana Mine Pwt Ltd. (Zimbabwe), Bal Pharma Ltd. (India). Mr. Siroya's motto is «efficient drugs for affordable prices».
Yury Shtyrlin escorted the guests through the University's pharmaceutical production facility on Belomorskaya street, the Institute’s labs on Paris Commune and Karl Marx streets. Andrey Kiyasov showed them the labs of his Institute and the newest Simulation Centre which clearly left a lasting impression with its robot patients and plastinated exhibits in the anatomical theatre.
After that the delegates and KFU's management met to talk about the areas of mutual interest. Dr. Gafurov described the existing facilities and added that the University will soon have its own clinic which is going to become a test ground for clinical trials.
Mr. Siroya expressed his deep admiration with everything that he had seen. He added that exchanging medical expertise is a necessity for all humankind. He then proceeded to suggest a visit to the Bal Pharma Ltd. research centre in Bangalore.
Both sides are thus ready to further develop their nascent cooperation.