The election of Lev Stepanovich Sandakhchiev, the Director-General of NPO "Vector" as a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The shift from the defense-related projects to medical researches
The researchers of Scientific Production Association (NPO) "Vector" have begun work on a number of such infections as HIV infection, viral hepatitis, and measles.
The commencement of construction of the first buildings for scientific facilities
The establishment of the Innovation Center under the support of the European Commission's TACIS Programme
The close cooperation between SRC VB “VECTOR”
and the International Science and Technology Center and US Civilian Research and Development Foundation
Altering the status
NPO “Vector” has acquired the status of a State Research Center (SRC) of the Russian Federation. The full name of NPO “Vector” has been changed into the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology “VECTOR” ( SRC VB “VECTOR”).
The establishment of the first WHO National Reference Laboratory for Influenza (H5N1) in the USSR at the basis of SRC VB “VECTOR”
Altering the status
Koltsovo settlement was granted the official status of the Science Town of the Russian Federation under the RF Presidential Edict
The manufacture and sale of “Reaferon –ES lipint”, the world’s first liposomal interferon
SKIF’s History starts
Under the President’s decision the implementation of the Siberian Ring Source of Photons (SKIF) Project, one of the largest centers of synchrotron radiation facility within the scope of project MegaScience was initiated in Koltsovo Science Town.
International OpenBio communication platform
Koltsovo Innovation Center hosted the first “OpenBio communication platform” with international participation.
The 1st Russian Representation of Science Towns
The first meeting of all Science Towns officials was held in Koltsovo.
The commencement of construction for SKIF’s facilities as a federal megascience infrastructure