Primera vacuna COVID-19 registrada en Rusia

El 11 de agosto de 2020, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin anunció el registro de una vacuna contra el coronavirus COVID-19. La vacuna está registrada en el Ministerio de Salud de Rusia. Esta es la primera vacuna contra el coronavirus del mundo.

Por el momento, la vacuna Sputnik V se produce en Rusia y está destinada a uso interno. Sin embargo, el director general del Fondo de Inversión Directa de Rusia (RDIF) K. Dmitriev dijo que el fondo ya ha recibido solicitudes de mil millones de dosis de esta vacuna. Las solicitudes provinieron de 20 países, incluidos América Latina, Medio Oriente y Asia. La vacuna para países extranjeros se producirá juntamente con socios estratégicos extranjeros: “Ya estamos listos para asegurar la producción de más de 500 millones de dosis de vacuna al año en cinco países y planeamos aumentar aún más la capacidad de producción”, señala Dmitriev.

Los ensayos de vacunas comenzaron en junio de 2020 en Rusia, en la Universidad Sechenov y el Hospital Militar Burdenko en Moscú, participaron 38 voluntarios en cada uno de ellos. En la tercera fase del estudio clínico, según el Ministerio de Salud, participarán 2 mil personas. Según el director ejecutivo del RDIF, la tercera fase de ensayos clínicos de la vacuna rusa se llevará a cabo en el extranjero. El Fondo ha llegado a acuerdos al respecto con socios de los EAU, Arabia Saudita y varios otros países.

La producción de vacunas es financiada por RDIF en cooperación con las empresas Alium y R-Pharm, así como con socios estratégicos: empresas farmacéuticas internacionales, el volumen de inversiones ascendió a 4 mil millones de rublos. La vacuna también es producida por el Centro Gamaleya y la empresa Binnopharm. El lanzamiento de la vacuna en Rusia está programado para el 1 de enero de 2021.

“No hay razón para dudar de la fiabilidad del fármaco, ya que ha pasado todas las pruebas necesarias. Los problemas con la provisión del medicamento a los ciudadanos no surgirán debido a la ligereza de la estructura del medicamento”, dice A. Agranovsky, profesor del Departamento de Virología de la Facultad de Biología de la Universidad Estatal de Moscú.

La vacuna obtuvo su nombre en memoria del lanzamiento del primer satélite terrestre en la Unión Soviética. Se sabe que una de las hijas del actual presidente del país se hizo la vacuna como parte de una investigación en curso, Putin señala que la vacuna no causa efectos secundarios graves.
En las condiciones de vida posteriores a una pandemia, es especialmente importante no solo estar preparado para un nuevo brote del virus, sino también tomar todas las medidas preventivas posibles. En julio de 2020, con la ayuda de Impex life, los socios de todo el mundo pueden recibir no solo equipos médicos de alta calidad, sino también toda la línea de producción para la producción de máscaras médicas con las materias primas necesarias. El siguiente paso oportuno para contrarrestar la propagación de la infección para la empresa fue la organización del suministro del medicamento para coronavirus “Avifavir” a los países de la CEI y América Latina. Nuestros socios son Chromis Company, la empresa conjunta del Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) y el ChemRar Group of Companies. Fue la empresa “ChemRrar” la que registró e introdujo en el mercado ruso un fármaco a base de favipiravir “Avifavir” para el tratamiento de la infección por coronavirus. Avifavir se convirtió en el primer fármaco a base de favipiravir del mundo aprobado para el tratamiento del coronavirus, y el primer fármaco antiviral directo ruso que ha demostrado su eficacia en ensayos clínicos.

Join for the professor Puxeddu webinar series

Join us for the Live 4-part Transoral Laser Microsurgery Webinar Series in July with Prof Roberto Puxeddu. For both Beginner and Advanced level Surgeons

1st – 22nd July, 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (UK – BST)

Laser technology and it’s potential applications. Patient selection for TLM and surgical instrumentation used in CO2 laser surgery will also be reviewed along with the concept of bioendoscopy in TLM and resection margins evaluation.
Session will be moderated by : Prof Witold Szyfter & Prof Malgorzata Wierzbicka, University of Medical Sciences, Poland

Wednesday 8th July 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (UK – BST)

A detailed user led Introduction to Transoral Co2 laser phonosurgery and a conservative approach to laryngotracheal stenosis
Session will be moderated by : Dr Isabel Vilaseca, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday 15th July 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (UK – BST)

A detailed user led Introduction to Transoral Co2 laser in glottic and supraglottic cancers
Session will be moderated by : Prof Andrea Gallo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

22nd July 2020 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (UK – BST)

A detailed user led Introduction to Transoral Co2 laser surgery in oral cavity and oropharynx
Session will be moderated by : Prof Filippo Carta, Università di Cagliari, Italy

Stimulating cases will be a key part of the webinar series and each one hour session will be moderated by a leading and renowned fellow Head & Neck leader in the ENT Surgical community.

Professor Roberto Puxeddu M.D.

Professor Roberto Puxeddu is Otorhinolaryngology Chief of Department at the University Hospital of Cagliari, prior to this he was and ENT Head & Neck Consultant at Portsmouth NHS Hospital Trust in the UK. He has memberships of the Italian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and the British Laryngological Association and was a founding member of the European Laryngological Society (ELS). To add to his brimming CV he is also an Honorary Fellow of The Russian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO) of India. He has now performed in excess of 10,000 procedures across many Head & Neck sub-specialties, has documented 189 national and international publications already in his career and has received accolades at international congress events for surgical content and clinical excellence.

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A charity concert “Give a smile” dedicated to the Voice Day

A charity concert “Give a smile” with the participation of Russian pop stars and the patients of the center is held in SPC Scientific and Practical Center of Specialized Health Care for Children named after V.F. Voino-Yasenetskiy in Moscow. The concert is dedicated to the World Voice Day.

The World Voice Day

On April 16, The Voice Day has been celebrated all over the world for 20 years. The human voice is an amazing gift that allows people to communicate, express their emotions and feelings, and regale the beauty of its sound.

The concert dedicated to the Voice Day.

The concert dedicated to the Voice Fay starts with the welcome speech of its organizers – the director of SPC named after V.F. Voino-Yasenetskiy, M.D., professor Pritiko A.G., M.D., professor Sharoev T.A., CEO of Impex company Khiznichenko V. V., ENT specialists (Ph.D. Sarafanova M.E., Svistushkin M.V., Budejkina L.S.).
To have a clear voice it is important to take care after it. In view of this, before the performance, the leading specialists of the centre will speak about the hygiene of the voice and in what cases patients need to have phoniatrists’ consultations.

The center named after V.F. Voino-Yasenetskiy.

Within the walls of the center for specialized medical care for children , named after V. F. Voino-Yasenetsky , there are children with oncology diseases,congenital malformations, multi-organ and genetic pathologies that require a long stay in a hospital. Together with professional singers, children who are undergoing treatment at the center will be on the stage. At the end of the concert, a tea ceremony with gifts is planned. The charity concert will be held with the support of Impex company and SPC named after V. F. Voino-Yasenetsky.

Welcome to the online meeting “Actual issues of feminizing laryngoplasty”

In the context of the pandemic, the admission of patients for planned surgeries has remarkably decreased. Our practicing surgeons are on complete lockdown. Despite the current situation doctors from all over the world continue exchanging their experience with colleagues. The main speaker of the online meeting is M.D. James Thomas who is one of the leading world-known surgeons in the area of phonosurgery. He will speak about the main issues in feminizing laryngoplasty.

Doctor James Thomas

A great number of successful surgeries are behind him. 6-year training under the supervision of M.D. Robert Bastion at university Loyola (Chicago), training with the leading ENT surgeons in the USA, Canada and Europe.

доктор джеймс томас

Today (April 21st, 2020) at 8 p.m. Moscow time we invite plastic surgeons, ENT doctors to connect to an online broadcast through public available platform Zoom. To get an access to the broadcast you need to follow the link, enter the ID of the meeting and its password. The working language of the conference is English.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/​74156465135?status=success

Meeting ID: 741 5646 5135

Password: 6ZFJLW

Meeting organizers

Doctor

Lilia Budejkina

ENT oncology specialist, phoniatrist, pediatric surgeon

Doctor

Anna Slutskaya

plastic surgeon

Doctor

Pavel Pryanikov

Ph.D ENT specialist

About the situation on the international market of medical equipment

In December 2019 the outbreak of a new virus COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, China. Just in 1,5 months this virus has spread all over the world. More than 2 million people as it stands today are infected with this virus. Complicated epidemiological situation in the USA, Europe, China, Russia and other countries has coincided with the changes of global oil prices and economic recession. Besides, it has led to the borders closure between countries, to the irregularities of supply chains, to the cancellation of all public events and to the complete lockdown. On the back of this pandemic situation many countries have faced with a challenge of providing the citizens, medical stuff in hospitals with personal protective equipment, antiseptics and medical equipment.

A sharply increased demand in medical face masks, antiseptics, medical equipment for ward facilities of coronavirus patients has led to the growth of factoring companies and individuals which speculate in current situation. The cost of goods differ, the number of people who take part in the negotiations deal increases, consequently, the terms of delivery are delayed. Not all companies on the market can guarantee the absolute safety of product and its quality due to the new trade organizations which are mostly interested in fast earnings on the resale of scarce goods.

Failures in the supply of personal protective equipment and medical one are also connected with the tense political situation – there are cases of interceptions of land and air cargos with the health products. The shortage of cargo planes and the reduction of international flights increase the delivery time and the cost of goods, as many airlines raise prices for transportation.

Impex company works directly with the supplier factories. Our representatives control the supply chain of medical equipment at all stages: from shipment at the factory to the delivery to medical institutions all over the world. We guarantee the conformity of goods to the international quality certificates and its safety, as we have our own direct contracts with airlines and transport companies. We monitor all stages of logistics, and ensure sanitary standards of transportation, which is of utmost importance in the context of a pandemic.

Many years of successful experience in international trade and presence of our offices in the UK, UAE, Russia, France enable us to deliver the goods in full safety even in terms of political and economic instability. We appreciate a reliable business partnership. Moreover, we are confident that in cooperation with each other we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

How can we reduce the risk of getting a coronavirus infection?

Coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 has revealed that in a complicated epidemiological situation, it is important to pay special attention to hygiene, to strengthen measures for sanitary disposal of premises, to follow carefully all the rules developed by the Ministry of health and Roszdravnadzor.

Impex international work with doctors from different countries and areas of medicine allows us to keep up-to-date with the information about the ways of the virus spreading and take protection measures timely.

The main route of virus infection.

We present the main recommendations that will help to reduce the risk of contamination of coronavirus infection COVID-19.

The major route of infecting of the viral coronavirus infection COVID-19 is by droplet spread. In view of this, it is highly recommended to avoid public places, to keep the distance no less than 1 metre. It is better to avoid being in one place with the infected people for a long time.

What is more, people can be infected through the physical contact with infected surfaces as this infection is transferred to the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and eyes through touching the face.

That is why it is so important to use hand sanitizers, wash your hands with an antibacterial agent or soap, and clean work surfaces such as pens, keys, mobile phones and computer keyboards.

Disinfect your hands and do not touch your face — the gold standard of protection against infection.

About antiseptics and soaps.

A pathogen virus is easily killed by a detergent. The fact is that it is not very tenacious of life in the conditions of disinfection.

Since the virus is enclosed in a so-called fat cover, soap has a great ability to dissolve this cover, due to its chemical structure.

That is why WHO is for washing hands with soap as the main measure to prevent infection with coronavirus. However, it is important to wash your hands for at least 30 seconds.

Antiseptic is a great alternative way to clean the skin if there is no soap or tap nearby. WHO has decided that an effective antiseptic must contain at least 62% alcohol by its volume.

Compounds based on ethanol, propanol and isopropanol effectively inactivate the virus. As alcohol-free antiseptics are based on chlorhexidine , they are less effective against the virus.

Impex contributes to the fight against COVID-19

We have been working with medical organizations since 2014, keeping up to date with the latest news and laws related to the health sector around the world. Our goal is to support the medical community in the fight against the pandemic, so we make sure that the medical supplies and the equipment have all the necessary quality certificates and are shipped on time.