An Engineering Center “Prombiotech” has been established with the support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (RF) in partnership with key research institutions and innovative companies.
The Engineering Center (EC) “Prombiotech” is one of 30 projects on the establishing of engineering centers in Russia selected at the tender of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF (Sub-program “Development of Engineering and Industrial Design” of the State Program “Development of Industry and Improvement of its Competitiveness”).
The EC “Prombiotech” provides engineering services at different stages of research activities, when necessary, to evaluate the effectiveness of developed technologies or to transfer new products from R&D to manufacturing process.
In 2015, the Engineering Center “Prombiotech” in cooperation with the Altai State University started to set up laboratory facilities and a pilot production unit in Barnaul City. In 2016, the pilot production unit was put into operations.
Today, the EC “Prombiotech” is equipped for developing and refining technologies to make bioproducts, as well as for manufacturing pilot batches of bioproducts for their analytical, toxicology and efficacy studies.
The list of the EC “Prombiotech” partners includes Russia’s top research institutions – the Federal Research Center (FRC) of Biotechnology RAS; the All–Russian Research Institute for Animal Breeding (VIZh) Named after Academician L. K. Ernst; the Federal Research Center – All-Russian Research and Technology Institute for Poultry Industry (VNITIP) RAS; and, other core centers.
The key “Prombiotech” project is focused on the creation of a large-scale program on industrial testing of biological products for the agricultural sector. In the period of 2015-16, Russian animal breeding farms completed 50 industrial pilot tests of bioproducts recommended by the All–Russian Research Institute for Animal Breeding (VIZh) Named after Academician L. K. Ernst.