SOCHI, May 15, 2018 – RUSATOM Healthcare, a division of ROSATOM (Russia) and Beta Gamma Malaysia (BGM) signed a Project Development Agreement on construction of network of irradiation centres in Malaysia.
Dr. Zulkafli Ghazali, Chairman of BGM and Denis Cherednichenko, CEO of RUSATOM Healthcare, affixed their signatures to the document during the 10th International ATOMEXPO forum started on May 14 at The Main Media Centre in Sochi, Russia.
The aim of the agreement is to elaborate a joint action plan for the development of an integrated irradiation center to be built in Malaysia. The first phase of this facility envisaged the construction of the electron beam radiation processing centre with main focus on contract sterilization for high value medical devices and fruits for export.
“The irradiation centre will give Malaysia an opportunity to create even more prosperous, safe and sustainable future for all, as these technologies will bring great changes to our social and economic environment. It will contribute to development of medical, industrial and agricultural spheres of Malaysia, thus drastically improving the quality of life” – said Dr. Zulkafli Ghazali, Chairman of BGM, – “We appreciate support of Rosatom and hope for further development of Malaysia-Russia relations”.
The signed document outlines certain stages of the project development, from feasibility studies to construction and commissioning. It also stipulates the decision of RUSATOM Healthcare and BGM to prepare and sign project contracts upon completion of all necessary procedures.
“Given Malaysia's leadership in exporting disposable medical products to foreign markets, I am confident that our cooperation will be beneficial “, noted Denis Cherednichenko, CEO of RUSATOM Healthcare.
JSC “RUSATOM HEALTHCARE” was established by the subsidiary of the State Corporation “ROSATOM” – the company JSC “ATOMENERGOPROM” for purposes of development and production of equipment and radionuclide products for nuclear medicine and medical radiology, as well as industrial equipment and sterilization solutions for processing different types of products with ionizing radiation on the basis of electron-beam and gamma-ray installations.