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Are We Ready For The Development Of Innovations To Biomedical Sciences In Serbia?

Biotechnology, biomedicine, bioinformatics and biodiversity have gone from areas that were considered as lacking sufficient innovative capacity three years ago to be now considered disciplines that are expected to become drivers of Serbia’s future economic development. Dramatic global changes in healthcare have also contributed to this, with the mass introduction of a multidisciplinary approach and IT.

The speed at which new vaccines were developed, and the selfless cooperation that accompanied exchanges of experience between researchers in medicine, biotechnology and related fields on a global level, have prompted great optimism about innovations that improve health being reached more quickly and researchers working beyond the major global centres of knowledge being included in that research. What does this mean for the wellbeing of people in general; and for the inclusion of Serbia’s scientific development and innovation capacities in global flows?

Biomedicine, the Green Deal and bioeconomy are new topics that are propelling the scientific community forward and raising the question of where our place lies in the global growth of these sectors. Is there a place in that world of change for knowledge from Serbia? The short answer is “yes, but…” We spoke with our interlocutors about the kinds of capacities that we really have at our disposal and what we can do to accelerate our entry into this field of innovation.

Aleksandra Vidaković Lazić, Country Medical Director, Roche

Radical Changes Are Reshaping Healthcare

Innovations in the health sector are made possible by technologies that range from blockchain and artificial intelligence to big data analytics and advanced sensors The...

Nenad Paunović, Director Of The Delivery Unit - Team For It And Entrepreneurship, Office Of The Prime Minister, Government Of The Republic Of Serbia

We Create Globally Relevant Solutions

During the pandemic, Serbia demonstrated its potential not only to successfully monitor innovations coming from more developed countries, but also to create solutions on...

Jasmina Nikodinović-Runić, Scientific Advisor Of The Laboratory For LMMGe, IMGGE, University Of Belgrade

Remarkable Successes Exist, But Are Rare

Scientific advisor of the laboratory for microbial molecular genetics and ecology (LMMGE) and the institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE), University of...

Ivana Kostić, Co-founder of Health Tech Lab.

Trust And Time – Key Factors Of Success

Two of the major challenges facing the healthcare innovation sector are time and the process of approving innovative solutions: it is essential for solutions...