(REGIONAL NEWS) Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev signed the decree about awarding state premiums in science and engineering in the Republic of Tatarstan in 2007.

The premiums are awarded for significant contribution to the development of natural, engineering and human sciences, as well as the development and introduction of radically new technologies, exceptional production results being possible due to the introduction of science and engineering achievements.

In particular, the premium for the project ‘Development and Introduction of New Technologies to Select and Rationally Use Medicines in Healthcare Practice in the Republic of Tatarstan - Formulary System’ was awarded to the staff of the Kazan State Medical Academy, the state unitary enterprise ‘Medical Technology and Pharmacy in Tatarstan’, and Mikhail Kormachev, Head Doctor of the Republic Clinical Hospital at the Healthcare Ministry of Tatarstan.

Compiled and translated by Pavel Zlobin, Vice-President, All-Russian MS Society