NLA researchers to win National Competition on Innovations

October 18, 2018

 The  initiative scientific research results of NLA researchers from the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine was recognized as one of the most innovative by the results of the 2018 National Competition of Innovations and the rating of innovative companies.

The cash prize as the second place holders in the amount of 800 thousand tenge was awarded to our scientists in the nomination “The best technological solution among startups”. The national innovation competition was held under the auspices of the National Agency for Technological Development, JSC with the support of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The winners of the competition were determined by an independent commission from among the authoritative leaders of the startup ecosystem of Kazakhstan, as well as a commission from among the heads of republican mass-media.

According to Sholpan Askarova, Head of the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine, who is also the head of the start-up team of the “AstanaBiomedGroup”, they won the jury awards for developing the topical  remedy for psoriasis “A-psorin”.

 -Psoriasis is a chronic and widespread skin disease that affects both men and women of all ages, regardless of ethnicity, in all countries of the world. We developed and tested a thermosensitive hydrogel for the treatment of vulgar (simple) psoriasis, containing poloxamer 407 and polyethylene glycol as the basis for and auxiliary substances, characterized in that 6-aminohexanoic acid, belonging to the group of fibrinolysis inhibitors, is used as an active substance,- said Sholpan Askarova .

In the near future, as scientists expect, “A-psorin” will be released not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the Eurasian market. Now they are actively working on this in “AstanaBiomedGroup”.