BELGRADE 2. December 2020Visaris attended the second “Nuclear Safety Today” virtual conference this year, organized by the Serbian Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate (SRBATOM) in cooperation with the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences. This year’s conference was dedicated to the latest trends in the two largest branches of nuclear energy – medicine and energy, as well as the application of modern techniques based on ionizing radiation in the study and preservation of cultural heritage.

The conference was officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Minister of Culture and Information and Chairwoman of the Board of SRBATOM, Maja Gojković, who said on the occasion: “Nuclear energy is still one of the cleanest and most economical sources of electricity. The stability in electricity production in nuclear power plants and the high level of safety and security of nuclear facilities during the coronavirus pandemic have proved the reliability and sustainability of the entire nuclear energy system”.

Visaris General Manager Marko Petrović addressed the participants and emphasized the necessary connection between a high-tech company such as Visaris and the Serbian Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate (SRBATOM), further emphasizing its important role in the export of our products. He expressed confidence that the good cooperation, which had been very professional so far, would be continued in the spirit of mutual cooperation.

“Visaris is a company engaged in the development and production of digital devices and software solutions in medicine and industry. Our long-term cooperation with the Directorate is based mostly on export licenses of our products, and we also have their cooperation in the import of certain components that require the approval of this professional institution. We would say that our cooperation with our colleagues from the Directorate is excellent, professional and working effectively, and we will always try to support them in their mission.”

Dr Danica Grujičić, director of the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia and head of the Department of Stereotactic Neuroradiosurgery, said that nuclear energy should not be feared, but rather we should be familiar with it, study and control it, adding that experts in Serbia are capable of doing this. Dr Grujčić also pointed out: “The importance of nuclear energy in medicine is growing. Nuclear medicine is a unique type of specialization where, thanks to drugs that are marked with certain radioactive substances and substances that you inject into the patient’s blood vessels, you can determine exactly where a certain pathological process is located. Furthermore, these same drugs marked with radioactive substances can in many cases be very useful in treatment, especially in thyroid and neuroendocrine tumours.”