Building stages

The Proton therapy center of the Medical Institute named after Berezin Sergey (MIBS) has been under construction since 2012. As of today, proton radiation therapy is the most precise, safe and sparing cancer treatment method. Since September 2017 the Center is operating in a test mode.

22 February 2012

Laying the foundation stone of the building

On February 21, the governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Portavchenko personally took part in the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future Proton Therapy Center of DTC MIBS.

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19 June 2015

Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum

At the current international economic forum an agreement on the implementation of an investment project to create and operate a center for proton beam therapy was signed between the government of St. Petersburg and the Nuclear medicine center of the International Institute of Biological Systems named after S.M. Berezin. The agreement was signed by the governor of the city, Georgy Poltavchenko, and the chairman of the board of the group of companies DTC IIBS Arcady Stolpner. The Minister of Health Veronica Skvortsova attended the solemn ceremony.

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16 July 2015

Completion of the general construction work

The general construction work is completed

07 June 2016

Another important stage in the construction of the first in Russia hospital center for proton therapy

The last preparations for the cyclotron insertion scheduled for June 8.

June 6, 2016, the installation of gantry parts was started. Installation work must be completed on time, regardless of the weather and gloomy sky.

To paraphrase the words of the first person on the moon Neil Armstrong, the opening of the proton center in Russia is a small step for our medical institution, but a giant leap for the whole healthcare system.

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17 June 2016

Installation of a gantry system

Installation of the beam transfer line system – a gantry.

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30 June 2016

Equipment installation is under way in the first in Russia proton therapy center

In the first hospital center of proton therapy in Russia the installation of equipment is continuing, the clinical start of the center's work is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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17 August 2016

The first rotation of the gantry

The mechanical installation of the 1st gantry was completed in the center of proton therapy and its first rotation was made.

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29 August 2016

The first rotation of the 2nd gantry

The first rotation of the 2nd gantry was made in the proton therapy center.

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23 March 2017

The first physical beam of protons was obtained

In the center of proton therapy in St. Petersburg, the first physical beam of protons was obtained at the exit from the cyclotron.

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05 June 2017

The first proton beam at the exit from the gantry was obtained

In the first in Russia clinical center of proton beam therapy, which is being built in Saint-Petersburg, the first proton beam was obtained at the exit from the gantry - a device, which will target the beam of protons exactly into the patient's cancerous tumor. On-site representatives of the proton equipment manufacturer Varian Medical Systems made sure that the equipment was installed flawlessly and, thus, the first patient would receive treatment on time - in early October 2017. For details see the full article by a correspondent of the Federal News Agency below.

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10 August 2017

Governor of St. Petersburg invited the President of the country to the opening of the center

During a meeting with the president of the country, Vladimir Putin, the Governor of St. Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko spoke about the city's achievements in the economy and social sphere, including the near launch of the first in Russia clinical center for proton-beam therapy and the advantages of a new technology to combat cancer. Georgy Poltavchenko invited the head of Russia to the opening of the center of the MIBS, which will be held in October 2017. Video report of the "Vesti" program on the TV channel "Russia 1" can be viewed here.

23 September 2017

The center started working in a test mode

The governor of St. Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko visited the MIBS Proton therapy center and was convinced that the implementation of the city's strategic project is on schedule. On the eve of that day the center began to work in a test mode and received the first patients in the diagnostic department. Doctors-oncologists are already working in the center; there is an opportunity to undergo MRI and CT examinations. In the near future the nuclear diagnostics department will open its doors with a new generation PET/CT. The preparation of treatment plans and the production of individual restraint devices are being carried out for the first patients who will undergo a course of proton therapy.

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