Russian Government to Subsidize Upgrades of Health Facilities

Mechanisms to support the introduction of modern technologies by pharmaceutical and medical enterprises were approved by the Russian government on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports citing the press service of the Industry and Trade Ministry.

“The new rules provide for financing (mechanism for providing subsidies in advance) of manufacturers’ costs on implementing projects from the R&D stage and conducting clinical research and testing up to the launch of developments into industrial production,” Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said as quoted by the statement.

The support mechanism will become effective in 2020.

The rules provide support for “innovative projects, the implementation of which contributes to the development of modern technologies in Russia.”

Recipients of subsidies will be determined on a competitive basis. The ministry sets revenues from sales of products created as part of a certain project, and the period of its implementation as the main criteria for the effectiveness of a project.

The Ministry also said it had developed amendments to laws on the circulation and licensing of drugs, according to which the registration of new drugs for medical use from 2021 will be carried out only within the framework of the rules of the Eurasian Economic Union ( EAEU).