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Russia to help Serbia build a technology center to produce radioactive isotopes for medicinal use
Serbia Government, in a recent announcement, has stated that it has signed a deal with the Russian Nuclear Science Department to build a brand new technology center which will include a cyclotron complex that is primarily meant to produce radioactive isotopes for medicinal use. The center's construction will be completed within the next three years, as per the statement released by Russian nuclear engineer Rosatom and Serbian innovation minister Nenad Popovic.
The deal was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in January 2019 when he visited Serbia. Both the countries signed an intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on nuclear research, and they formed a strategic partnership to construct the technology center. Serbia has identified specific steps and scheduled a preliminary timeline for executing this project, mainly employing Russian innovative nuclear technologies.
The Nuclear science and technology center will be home to the most innovative radiopharmaceutical complex and the nuclear medicine center worldwide. It will predominantly provide the Serbian citizens with the best-quality and high-tech medical solutions used to treat various diseases, including different oncology conditions.