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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Igor

VZCZCXYZ0011
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0982 0680718
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 090718Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8062
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000982

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: IGOR
KOCHEMASOV, NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.
D371236

REFTEL: USDOC 01280

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, Igor
Kochemasov, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The party is
listed on BIS license application D371236 as the
ultimate consignee of a device incorporated with
320X240 uncooled microbolometer focal plane array.
These items are controlled for national security,
nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN 6A003.
The licensee is Vandolay, Inc., 257 Chinquapin Ave.,
Carlsbad, CA 92008.

3. On March 1, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of the
Nizhny Novgorod Center of Creative Technologies, Ltd.
(NCTC), Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The export control
team met with Igor Kochemasov, General Director.

4. NCTC was founded in 1996 as a small enterprise
conducting research and development projects for
medical and consumer end uses. The company has
developed a series of successful projects such as the
"N-Jet" laser printing system for manicure design, a
sensor based body-fat analyzer, and various
dermatological products. The company employs sixteen
at its offices and design facility located in an
industrial park in Nizhny Novgorod. NCTC has the
ability to do small-scale production, but the
principal focus of the business is prototype design
and production.

5. NCTC has contracted with U.S. based Vandolay
Industries of California to produce a laser hand
treatment device. The device will utilize the thermal
imager in reftel to map the veins of the hand, and
employs a laser to minimize the appearance of varicose
veins. NCTC will incorporate the imager into the
prototype, which will then be returned to Vandolay in
the U.S.

6. While the imager is in the control of NCTC it will
be stored in a secure room for valuable commodities.
The facility is located on an industrial area, which
has a 24-hour security presence. Access to the imager
will be limited to the engineers and designers on the
project. The imager will be returned to Vandolay upon
completion of design and testing.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends NCTC and Igor
Kochemasov, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, as reliable
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is
requested that post be notified of final disposition
of the application and of any shipments for this
organization, in order to conduct appropriate FCS
follow-up and statistical reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/DLUTTER/DPEARCE)
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