about the institute

Institute of Biomedical Research-Podgorica, Montenegro

The  Institute was created on the strength of over 26 years of pertinent knowledge and experience that its founding company BioMedco from Montreal, has acquired in a variety of academic, scientific, technical and industrial sectors subject to the rigorous regulatory requirements of the appropriate autorities of Canada and the United States of America (USA).

The Institute is located in Podgorica and has a representative office in Montreal.

The Institute is focused on a program of institutional excellence and aims to gradually develop a range of business activities which will prioritize public health protection and the needs of the Government of Montenegro in its venture for a smooth entry into the EU.

The development of the Institute’s business activities devolve upon its multicultural team of professionals having the highest academic qualifications and appropriate expertise in numerous sectors, including biomedical and analytical services, scientific and academic research activities, regulatory certification of new biomedical products, and biomedical industrial research for the development of new technologies and products.

The Institute is currently employing experts mostly from Canada, who are also continuously assisting in the selection and training of new members of its polyvalent team, from the scientific and medical communities of Montenegro, surrounding countries and around the world.

All professional activities, developed and adopted by its holding company BioMedco in Canada, are improved and carried out in the Institute’s new facilitieson Montenegro and Montreal which are currently being equipped with cutting edge biomedical, industrial and scientific research and analytical technologies.

In addition, the Institute’s laboratories, maintaining and adding new accreditations from the relevant programs, foresee associations and collaborative work with domestic and foreign reference universities, scientific research centers and renowned health institutions.

The Institute  functions in conformity with all the policies and directives of the Government of Montenegro’s pertinent institutions, EU and WHO, which are in force in Montenegro and the surrounding countries, for the protection of the health of their citizens.

Institutional busienss vision, the place and timing of establishment favor the development of its commercial activities at an international level, which is fondamental and the target of ambition of the Institute of Biomedical Research – Podgorica.

The BioMedco – A Canadian Biomedical Research Center

BioMedco was founded in 1989 in Montreal by both Dr Drasko D. Pekovic and his spouse Silvia Pekovic, accountant, as a private biomedical research center.

Over a period of 26 years, BioMedco has grown to become a leading laboratory institution in North America offering comprehensive quality control services for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products.

A major field of the current company’s professional activities centers on the environment. BioMedco provides drinking and waste water analyse services, while also offering expertise in the field of indoor air quality control and decontamination of mold contaminated buildings.

The BioMedco as a biomedical research center is actively involved in research and development of new biomedical and food products, as services for its clients, as well as of its own products.

BioMedco has also established programs for graduate research studies (M.Sc., Ph.D.), in biomedical and environmental fields in collaboration with the University of Montreal.

Through its holding company BioMedco Canada Inc., the BioMedco Biomedical Research Center is currently actively collaborating with the Institute of Biomedical Research in Podgorica.

The Institute builds on the rich and diverse knowledge and experience of its founding company BioMedco,  in the academic, scientific, technical and industrial sectors and is subject to the rigorous regulatory requirements of the appropriate authorities of Canada and the United States.

our history

Montenegro has gained the respect and admiration of the world through its rich and glorious history of political, cultural, social and territorial resistance, since ancient times, and for its peaceful, friendly and respectful society.

Today, Montenegro is one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries in the world. Located on the southeast side of the Adriatic coast, its natural beauty has made it a preferred tourist world destination for the last half century. In 1991, its Parliament proudly proclaimed the country an “Ecological State”, the first of this kind in the world.

After recently gaining its independence, Montenegro is preparing to join the EU. To achieve this ultimate goal, the country faces numerous requirements related to the standardization and harmonization of its industrial activities and products with the normes and regulations of the EU and other developed countries.

In the scope of this venture, the Government of Montenegro has signed an agreement with a Montreal-based private biomedical company BioMedco Canada Inc., which for the past 26 years has specialized in biomedical research and regulatory analytical activities that are necessary for the establishment of the Institute in Podgorica.

The primary mission of the Institute is to protect the health of the population of Montenegro and assist the Government in managing a smooth and comfortable entry into the EU by regulatory standardization of biomedical and food products and environment.

The establishment of the Institute has attracted the interest of the scientific and medical communities from Montenegro and around the world, thus favouring the selection of a polyvalent team of experts hat will ensure the Institute the full scientific and technical capabilities and strength and the professional requirements to meet the significant increasing and immediate needs of the Montenegrien market, which is in the process of vigorous political, social and economical transformation.

The Institute  enjoyes the privilege to be able to recruit the prominent scientist, entrepreneurs and managers, from Montenegro and abroad, for its Board of Directors and Scientific Council, which have all the necessary credentials to ensure that the promising future of the Institute becomes a reality.

The Institute has unique professional vision in the South European region and has been established at the right place and at the right time in order to respond to the numerous and immediate needs of modern and challenging european societies.

The Institute is using full range of competencies of its polyvalent team of selected experts and is strengthened by its local political and scientific autonomy and important creative collaboration with Montenegro Government,  WHO and EU authorities.


Celebrating the signing of the agreement between the Government of Montenegro and the private Montreal-based biomedical research center, BioMedco Canada Inc., for the establishment of the Institute

The signatories, from left to right: The Honorable John Morisson, Canadian ambassador to Belgrade, Doctor Drasko D. Pekovic, president and founder of the Institute and Doctor Vujica Lazovic, deputy prime minister of Montenegro

our history The BioMedco – A Canadian Biomedical Research Center about the institute