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April 20, 2021

Sumy State University: Developing Biomaterials That Improve Life

Biomaterials are artificial or natural materials used to replace or restore function to body tissue and are continuously or intermittently...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 4: Rauwolfia serpentina

This is Rauwolfia serpentina - the Indian snakeroot, devil pepper, or serpentine wood. The cellular biomass grown in the flasks...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 3: Echium plantagineum

This is Echium plantagineum - a rare herbaceous alpine plant commonly known as purple viper's-bugloss or Paterson's curse. More precisely,...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 2: Colobanthus quitensis

The next stop on the virtual Antarctic tour is the "Flower of Antarctica" - Colobanthus quitensis, or Antarctic pearlwort. Colobanthus...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 1: Deschampsia Antarctica

Spring has sprung! And to welcome the new season, Ukraine's Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) took its social...
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April 9, 2021

Publication Grant Winner Mariia Rybak’s Article Published in Scientific Reports Journal

Novel promising compounds to combat resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains The main problem of tuberculosis treatment is its multi-resistance to existing...
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March 18, 2021

Oksana Ishchenko Attends Virtual Conference on Immunogenomics of Disease

The conference Immunogenomics of Disease: Accelerating to Patient Benefit (10 - 12 February 2021, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK) was a...
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March 16, 2021

GIST Innovates Ukraine 2021 – Apply by May 9!

GIST Innovates Ukraine, a program of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, is...
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March 15, 2021

Bogdan Sinenko – Growing Various Edible Plants Under Mars-Simulated Conditions

The colonization of Mars will be the next challenge for humanity! And we must be ready for this challenge. But...
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February 11, 2021

Call for Papers for Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2021 Conference

The IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2021) will be held as a "physical" meeting on Sept. 5-11,...
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Spotlights

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August 7, 2020

Sumy Scientists, Government and Local Business Join Forces to Produce Hypoallergenic A2 Milk

Until recently, Ukrainians with celiac disease, lactose intolerance and other diet restrictions would be hard pressed to find foods they...
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March 25, 2020

BIOsens – A Ukrainian Startup Making Food Safer

BIOsens Inc., founded in 2016, is a Ukrainian-based biotechnology start-up, which develops hardware and software solutions for analysis of food...
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December 10, 2019

Druid Drone – A Novel Approach to Mistletoe Control

What is Druid Drone?  Why is it needed?  How does it work By taking care of trees, we improve our...
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November 15, 2019

Clinical Trials in Ukraine: An Opportunity Waiting to be Discovered

The pros and cons of conducting clinical trials in Ukraine More than 500 clinical trials are currently being performed in...
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October 21, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian Scientists Developing Biotechnologies to Detoxify Environments

Department of Extremophilic Microorganism Biology, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology A visit to Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev’s office at the...
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October 14, 2019

Sounding the Alarm on Forest Loss in Ukraine

Our planet’s forests are facing challenges that will have a major impact on the environment. Ecosystems are already changing, but...
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July 11, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian scientists working to ‘roll back’ a heart attack

Dr. Oksana Piven and her colleagues at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) of the National Academy of...
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July 8, 2019

Dariya Loseva, co-founder of MyHelix: How to Start a Science Startup in Ukraine

Interview by Bionity.Space Lots of people think starting a biology startup in Ukraine is a mission impossible. But we disagree....
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May 10, 2019

Scientists in Ivano-Frankivsk tackling age-related diseases and deforestation

Dr. Lushchak has been recognized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Biotech Initiative (BI) for leadership in his field. We sat down...
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April 26, 2019

The Future of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

It seems that almost everyone is familiar with at least one or two myths and legends about the Chornobyl Exclusion...
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Spotlight

April 20, 2021

Sumy State University: Developing Biomaterials That Improve Life

Biomaterials are artificial or natural materials used to replace or restore function to body tissue and are continuously or intermittently in contact with body fluids. Dental and orthopaedic implants, vascular grafts and skin patches are the most well-known materials in everyday life. Some materials are just raising at the medical market, such as tissue-engineering construction, nanoparticles, tissue substitutes, etc. The global biomaterials market is estimated to reach $139 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.8% from 2016 to 2022 and required intensive research. Sumy State University is at the frontier of biomaterials research in Ukraine and provides a full...
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About BioUkraine

Through its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation aims to advance the state of biotech in Ukraine by fostering educational, research and business development in the sector and raising international awareness about biotech opportunities in Ukraine. The Foundation provides support to Ukrainian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage with the international biotech community through educational exchanges, attendance at conferences and participation in trade shows.

Проект "Біотехнологічна ініціатива" Фундації Україна-США має на меті покращити стан біотехнологій в Україні, сприяючи освіті, дослідженню та розвитку бізнесу в цьому секторі та підвищуючи міжнародну обізнаність щодо біотехнологічних можливостей в Україні. Фундація надає підтримку українським студентам, дослідникам та підприємцям, які бажають взаємодіяти з міжнародним біотехнологічним співтовариством через освітні обміни, участь у конференціях та участь у виставках.

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