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RCBC| Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Telemedicine Working Group

  • 27 Oct 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual event
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Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 11 am Ottawa, 6 pm Moscow 

Subsectors: pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, oncology, infectious diseases, imaging and medical devices, life science, healthcare technologies, telemedicine, etc

  • Canadian healthcare industry

Canada represents the 10th largest market in the world for pharmaceutical sales. It is Canada’s infrastructure, talent and access to inclusion in global supply chains that help draw the world’s largest life sciences companies conducting research, running clinical trials and manufacturing new drugs. 

With hot spots for cancer research, radiation therapies, regenerative treatments, brain and vascular health from coast to coast, multinational organizations recognize that life-changing advancements in patient care are happening in Canada. Innovative lifesaving treatment protocols, pharmaceutical drug therapies and medical devices developed in Canada contribute to the place of the country as a world leader in health sciences. Canada’s leadership in digital technology, robotics and AI is helping to change patient care through future-focused advancements in everything from medtech to medical manufacturing.

  • Healthcare industry of Russia
The pharmaceutical industry, which involves the development, production, and marketing of medications, is  expanding in Russia and  is projected to grow to 2.35 T Russian rubles by 2023. One of the factors shaping the market is the government's push for national security in medicine supply, outlined in the document "Pharma 2030 Strategy." The industry is dependent on import trade, valued at nearly 334 B Russian rubles in the first half of 2020 (wide range of medical equipment, including dental sector). Another driving force of the industry is the evolution of online retail of medicines, legalized during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the pharma e-commerce market in Russia reached 131 B Russian rubles.

Taking into account the current market trends, there are four main ways of doing business with Russia:

  • cooperation with the Russian distributors
  • localization of production (construction of all necessary infrastructure from scratch/ cooperation with the Russian manufacturer/transfer of technologies)
  • joining medical and pharmaceutical clusters
  • buying/acquiring an already existing business on the territory of Russia

We will specifically cover the countries’ regulation, intellectual property and the ability to protect it; the education of and availability of an expert workforce; infrastructure and the countries' R&D programs.


Stanislav Naumov, the former Chairman of the Board Association of Pharmaceutical producers of the Eurasian economic community

Paul Jones, Principal, Law firm Jones and Co.

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A G E N D A 

Moderator: Paul Jones, Principal, Law firm Jones and Co.

11:00 - Welcoming remarks 

Stanislav Naumov, the former Chairman of the Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of the Eurasian Economic Union;

Paul Jones, Principal, Law firm Jones and Co.

11:15– 12:45 Discussions

  • Session on Russia:

The EAEU pharmaceutical market: trends, regulations, major players. Stanislav Naumov, the former Chairman of the Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of the Eurasian Economic Union; Vsevolod Letsko, Head of Department of External Communications and Interactions with Government Authorities, Generium 

Entering the pharmaceutical market of Russia: steps, strategies and pitfalls. Oleg Berezin, Partner, Tax & Legal, Deloitte Russia

Registration of medical devices in Russia: procedure and steps. Anna Galvitskaya, Medical devices registration, JSC “Santé Medical Systems”

Protection of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in Russia. Paul Jones, Law firm Jones and Co.

  • Session on Canada:
Optel Group track-and-trace solutions. Louis-Olivier Roy, Business development, Optel Group 

Protecting life science technologies in North America - patent best practicesTuba Yamaç, Ph. D., Partner, Patent Agent, BCF; Ilya Kalnish, Partner, Patent Agent, BCF

Canadian healthcare system and Health Canada requirements for medical devices manufacturersAaron Burke, Director of Marketing, MedCare Medical Devices Canada; Eugene Pik, CEO, MedCare Medical Devices Canada

Quebec life sciences and health tech sectors: strengths, achievements and investment incentives. Nadia Dube, Senior Project Director, Life Sciences and Health Technologies, Invest Quebec 

12:50 - Closing remarks

Paul Jones, Principal, Law firm Jones and Co.

Marina Belskikh, Regional director of CERBA Montreal/Ottawa Chapter

Observers: Dmitry Rozhdestvenskiy, Head of Section of Coordination of Activities in the Sphere of Circulation of Medicines and Medical Products, Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department, Eurasian Economic Commission 

Elena Kucheryaevea, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commissioner Service of Canada in Russia

Valerii Maksimov, Senior Trade Commissioner of Russia in Canada




Each and every participant is invited to present his/her projects in the peer learning platform BRAINDATE. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Establish contacts with Canadian and Russian entities in the life. sciences, healthcare and telemedicine industries.
  • Get prepared to export or import.
  • Attract financing.
  • Find partners in Canada or Russia.
  • Invest in Canada or Russia.
  • Get a job in the field of life sciences, healthcare and telemedicine


The Canada-Russia Business Council was established in December 2004 as a joint venture between CERBA and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on the basis of a proposal agreed between then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Over its 17 years of existence, the CRBC has become a crucial vehicle for promotion and support of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Canada.


We are offering an exceptional opportunity to obtain additional visibility and opportunities to promote your services through the Business Council, CERBA Podcast and RCBC Awards by becoming a sponsor of this event.

RCBC Sponsorship Packages

To make the event a success, register today and together with CERBA and your RD get involved in the preparation process much in advance.

For  more information, partnership, and sponsorship, please, contact

 Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa, 

via email or tel. +1  (514) 5161178


Alex Grichine, Regional Director of CERBA in Moscow

via or tel. +7 (495) 134-0268.