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23 December 2021, 09:03

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In the special economic zone Technopolis Moscow, there are 18 resident companies that develop and produce pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and products.

For three quarters of 2021, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow increased their investments by more than three times compared to the same period last year. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.

“In the first three quarters of 2021, residents of the Moscow SEZ medical technology cluster invested more than 13 billion rubles in the creation and development of their production facilities. This is 3.2 times more than the same period last year, when the volume of investments amounted to about four billion rubles. In total, during their work in the special economic zone of Moscow, the cluster enterprises have invested about 20.3 billion rubles, already more than 80 percent of the investments declared in the business plans, ”he said.

Already 18 companies operating in the field of medical technologies have become residents of the Moscow Technopolis. They specialize in the development and production of pharmaceuticals (including life-saving drugs), medical equipment and products.

“This year the residents of the cluster have significantly increased the number of personnel. In nine months of 2021, the number of jobs increased by 870, which is almost nine times more than in the same period last year. Over the entire period of work, more than 1.3 thousand jobs have been created here, “- said the head Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of Moscow Alexander Prokhorov.

There is also an increase in product output – from January to September 2021, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical products together increased their volumes by 3.7 times.

“The volume of production of medical products in the first nine months of this year in monetary terms amounted to more than 3.3 billion rubles. This is 3.7 times more than in the same period last year. In total, the cluster members over the years of work in the status of SEZ residents have produced products for almost seven billion rubles. The leaders in the production of goods are manufacturers of equipment for the provision of first aid and emergency medical care and disinfection and washing machines, ”said Gennady Degtev, General Director of the Technopolis Moskva SEZ.

Technopolis residents produce a wide range of products. The SEZ produces anticoagulants, immunosuppressants and other drugs, develops and manufactures medical products for emergency medical care, and artificial lung ventilation devices. In addition, three offset contracts are being implemented at the technopolis sites. They provide for the purchase of goods for state needs with counter investment obligations to localize production.

The Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone includes five sites. One is in Pechatniki and four in Zelenograd: Alabushevo, Mikron, MIET, Angstrem. Their total area is 223.3 hectares. Special support measures are envisaged for residents. For example, they are exempt from payment of property, transport, land tax, customs duties. The income tax rate for them is only two percent. There are also benefits for the lease of land allocated for the construction of an enterprise, and upon its completion, it is possible to buy out the leased land plot for one percent of its cadastral value.

More information about the economic policy and property and land relations of Moscow can be found at website.

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