«To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield»
This was the motto of the life of Irina Alekseevna Komissarova – the founder and the leader of the Medical Research and Production Complex “BIOTIKI” (“MNPK “BIOTIKI”).
Doctor of Medicine, Professor Irina Komissarova was born in doctor's family. Her father was a therapist, hematologist, clinician; he worked as a doctor during the World War II. And definitely owing to him, his daughter come by the fundamental taste for the biochemistry.
In 1961 she graduated pediatric faculty of the 2nd Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute summa cum laude. In the special issue of the “Soviet doctor” newspaper (24.06.61), which was dedicated to the graduates, there were truly prophetic lines under the portrait of I. Komissarova:
("There are times when they come and leave, and there will be no trace of them, but these [graduates], when finish the institute, will leave a bright mark!")
And the mark was bright indeed. She worked as a doctor in the Moscow boarding-school № 15. She was a researcher in the Institute of Children's and Teens’ Hygiene and Health. She studied the molecular base of immunopathology in the Moscow Medical Academy at the Disease Therapy and Prevention Department n.a. E. M. Tareev. She studied problems of experimental and clinical pharmacology in the Research institute for biological testing of chemicals. She was a researcher in the Institute of biotechnology…
A key objective of Irina Komissarova’s life had always been the “protection of the human body internal environment”: functional medical research of pathologies and creation of safe drugs based on natural metabolites. Fortunately, this was made. Glycine, Biotredin®, Limontar®, Eltatsin® are drugs created by I.A. Komissarova and intended for correction of the human metabolism, disease prevention and health care.
I.A. Komissarova was awarded the Highest Russian Public reward - the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky of the 1st class “For Labor and the Fatherland” for her great personal contribution to the development of national pharmacology.