July 19, 2021

GMP-Bioreactor for Environmentally Friendly Decomposition of Organic Waste

Team members: Oleksandr Tashyrev, Vira Hovorukha, Olesia Havryliuk, Galyna Gladka, Iryna Bida, Yanina Danko Department of Extremophilic Microorganisms’ Biology, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Nаtional Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Environment pollution by...
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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 in contact with body fluids. Dental and orthopaedic implants, vascular grafts and skin patches are the most well-known materials in...
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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 media followers on a stunning virtual tour of the Department of Cell Population Genetics laboratory. The first stop: Deschampsia antarctica...
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December 15, 2020

iCardy – A Ukrainian Startup Dedicated to Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

iCardy - detecting atrial fibrillation in real-time Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in more than 17 million deaths annually (31%). This figure is expected to increase to 23 million by 2030. In Ukraine, more...
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December 11, 2020

GIST Innovates Ukraine Holds Demo Day of Early Stage Science and Tech Startups

GIST Innovates Ukraine What better way to highlight the fantastic ideas coming out of the Ukrainian science and technology innovation space than to showcase 18 of the most promising startup teams? That is exactly what occurred on Tuesday the 1st...
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November 19, 2020

Sikorsky Challenge Startup Competition 2020 Winners Announced

Nov. 3-13, 2020 Held annually since 2012, the Sikorsky Challenge Startup Competition has been a leading platform for showcasing innovations in Ukraine. Although the coronavirus pandemic meant the event could not be held in person at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv...
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November 9, 2020

Valentyn Frechka: The Ukrainian Student Transforming Fallen Leaves Into Paper

Photo: Facebook - Valentyn Frechka Several years ago, Valentyn Frechka, then a high school student and member of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, was wandering around the forest with his grandfather when he had a eureka moment --...
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August 31, 2020

Explogen: Engineering Dream Microorganisms in Ukraine

"We teach bacteria and yeast to do what they naturally can't" EXPLOGEN is a small biotech company launched in Lviv in 2019 engaged in bacteria and yeast genomic and metabolic engineering. They design and construct microbial strains to meet customers’ needs....
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August 27, 2020

The Ukrainian SpaceBox Start-Up: A Conveyor for Biological Research in Space

Ukrainian researchers are creating an accessible platform for biological experiments in space that can accelerate basic and applied cosmo-biological research and bring us closer to colonizing the Moon and Mars. We already know a lot about how living organisms are...
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Nanobot Medical Animation Studio
August 13, 2020

Nanobot Medical – The Ukrainian Scientific Storytelling Company Revealing the Beauty of Science

Nanobot Medical Animation Studio In 2010 Ukrainian data scientist Yuriy Svidinenko made a video of a DNA repair nanorobot for one of his research projects and posted it on YouTube. At the time nobody else was making those kinds of...
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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 could eat, and at affordable prices. But Ukrainian consumers are becoming increasingly health-conscious and now alongside imports one can easily...
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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 contamination The BIOsens story began in 2016, when the team took part in an IoT Hub Incubation program to realize...
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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 surroundings, trapping dust and harmful air emissions from large industries, especially in huge cities. However, in Europe these green barriers...
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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 Ukraine. For comparison, approximately 1,200 are being conducted in neighboring Poland and 14,000 in the US. Here are some more...
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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 Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv is like a trip around 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 too few people are aware to push for decisions to be made on the global, national and regional levels. It's...
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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 Sciences of Ukraine  are working on developing a unique technique that, if successful, would restore the heart after a heart...
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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. We’d like to introduce you to Dariya Loseva, an amazing woman who along with two colleagues started her own company...
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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 with Oleh to discuss his research and some of his immediate needs. BI: OLEH, YOU HAVE QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE RESUME:...
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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 zone (ChEZ). While visiting it one might expect to see spooky abandoned villages and towns, run across mutant creatures and...
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