Eurofins, founded in 1987, is currently the world's largest expert and analytical organization providing research services in agro-industrial, food, environmental and pharmaceutical fields. Today, Eurofins unites more than 400 laboratories in 44 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, which annually carry out more than 350 million tests to study the safety, quality, composition, origin and authenticity of various plant, animal, biotechnological and chemical objects. The total financial performance of the company amounted to 3.7 billion euros in March 2018.
As a developer of the SNIF-NMR® method, Eurofins is currently a recognized international leader in the application of the nuclear magnetic resonance method in studies of the composition of various environmental objects.
At the negotiations the parties discussed issues of scientific cooperation in the food and pharmaceutical spheres and confirmed readiness for cooperation, in particular, participation of the specialists of the Center in the international conference of the FoodIntegrity program of the European Union, which will be held in Nantes, France in November 2018, and the Eurofins conference at RUDN. To ensure implementation of joint research projects and participation in EU grant programs, the parties are going to prepare a draft agreement on scientific and technical cooperation.
A RUDN chemist has obtained a new compound — a dumbbell-shaped phosphate-bridged molybdenum cluster. The cluster accelerates the reaction of the formation of sulfides from oxides and can be used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing.
Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.
A biophysicist from RUDN University and his colleagues modelled the molecular dynamics of growth of microtubules, the most important elements of cell activity. The researchers have built a model for the interaction of microtubule subunits, which takes into account their internal and external connections. The results will help form a more complete model of the dynamic instability of microtubules. It will allow choosing chemical agents for the treatment of certain diseases, including neoplasms and neurodegenerative pathologies.