Nowadays Zykin's largest "medical" asset is the network of private medical clinics "Light". It was founded in 2005 and was known as the "Center Light", and now the legal entity is renamed the "Centralized Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory"
(CCDL). The first owners of it were Edward Vaskin and Mikhail Zykin. The company's website says
that it has started working as a part of OOO "Mezhregionmedsnab".
Originally it was a medical laboratory, where doctors were also receiving patients. Through the years, the range of work was expanding, the center could do more work and research. It could move to more spacious premises and buy
new equipment. Since 2008, the laboratory has been opening new branches in the region's districts, providing offices for specialists. A new "Light" polyclinic and a central laboratory were opened in Kirov in 2013. It was a big expansion:
30 doctors and 5,000 tests per day on average.
Over the 2011-2018 period (no earlier data is available), "Light" concluded state contracts for 2.5 billion rubles. (and the company "Doctor Light", which was separated from it,)
also won another 26 million rubles. This money was paid for diagnostics, services of specialized medical centers, laboratory tests, examinations, medical examinations for enterprises.
Among the clients are primarily district
hospitals and regional and departmental medical institutions, but there is also Gorelektroset, Kirov City Council, "T-Plus".
Zykin managed to set up his lab for the flow of public money. In 2010, the Healthcare Department
of Kirov region decided to outsource laboratory testing services - some institutions lacked or did not have the necessary equipment. First, the regional clinical hospital was doing it, and then "Light" started doing the tests. According
to the Control and Accounts Chamber of the Kirov region, the research was conducted in approximately equal shares in the period of 2013-2014: the regional
clinical hospital made 44%, "Light" made 43%. By 2015, the number of individuals who provided these services increased to 30, but most of the work was given to "Light" (Belokholunitskaya, Nagorskaya, Verkhnekamskaya, Omutninskaya, Afanasievskaya,
Slobodskaya district hospitals). As a result, some laboratory equipment in local hospitals has remained unneeded - it was leased out to "Light" or preserved (or written off).
Health officials praised the outsourcing project.
Elena Utemova, who was then the Regional Health Minister, said
that both doctors and patients had benefited from this project. In 2016, a tender for a service provider
was announced again, with the contract value exceeding 100 million rubles. It was won by "Light" again. When the government in Kirov region changed after the arrest of Governor Nikita Belykh, outsourcing (and not only in terms of laboratory
research) became much more restrained - for example, ambulance services were made public again. Dmitry Kurdyumov, a doctor, secretary of the Public Chamber and then deputy chairman of the government responsible for the social block,
this about the laboratory tests: