Scientific cooperation between the Research and Academic Center (RAC) and Eurofins (France)
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.
RUDN University professor together with colleagues from France and the USA has developed a technique for describing blood clotting regarding the individual characteristics of patients. This will help to make more accurately diagnosis and select drugs dosages for the treatment of haemophilia, thrombosis and other blood coagulation disorders.
RUDN chemists have proven the effectiveness of metal complexes for catalysis of cyanhydrin production — substances important for the chemical industry. Chemists managed to achieve 96.3% of the reaction efficiency.
RUDN University chemists obtained a metal-containing complex with an unusual planar architecture. The unexpected structure was formed due to the spontaneous fixation of carbon dioxide from the air during the reaction. This compound exhibits unusual magnetic properties (spin glass behaviour). This can be useful for creating memory storage devices.