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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 envisions providing support to Ukrainian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage with the American biotech community through educational exchanges, attendance at conferences and participation in trade shows.

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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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June 11, 2019

USUF Biotech Initiative attends BIO 2019 in the ‘City of Biotech Love’

For one week this June, Philadelphia, the first capital of the United States, became the global capital of biotechnology. More...
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May 29, 2019

Innovation Spring has Sprung in Lviv

Innovation Spring held at the Lviv Polytechnic University's Tech Startup School was the place to be last weekend for Lviv's...
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May 29, 2019

Biotech Initiative Advisory Board Member John DesRosier Visits Kyiv

John DesRosier, PhD, a member of the USUF Biotech Initiative Advisory Board, with 30 years of experience in the area...
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May 18, 2019

4th Annual Innovation Festival held in Kyiv

Kyiv, May 16 - There was a packed house on Thursday at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce for the 4th...
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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 attack. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2016. Of those deaths, 85% were due to heart attacks and strokes. In Ukraine alone, there are 40,000 cases of heart attacks each year. The most common cause is the narrowing of vessels that...
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