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biological instrument manufacturing, new-generation vaccine development, and research on the immune status of workers at hazardous facilities, among other developments.

The State Science Center—Institute of Biophysics includes Russia’s only clinical department specializing in the treatment of radiation-related conditions (the Occupational Pathology Department) and also features an emergency medical dosimetry center. The center was created as an emergency response unit. It is functionally included in the Federal Atomic Energy Agency’s Crisis Center and is responsible for providing support for the activities of FMBA local offices and institutions in the assessment of the radiation situation in areas affected by radiation accidents and in management decision making on emergency response measures by FMBA subunits.

FMBA’s accumulated expertise and the many research developments it has made in the areas of radiation, chemical, and biological safety must undoubtedly be used to protect the population of the Russian Federation from the current level of terrorist threats. FMBA is open to cooperation and is prepared to work within the framework of joint U.S.-Russian research projects to prevent threats of high-technology terrorism.



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