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RusnanoMedInvest

www.rmi.com.ru

RusnanoMedInvest (a subsidiary of RUSNANO) - was founded in March 2012 and is Russia’s and Eastern Europe’s largest venture capital company specializing in innovative developments in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Initial funding - $ 380 mln.

The key strategic objective of RusnanoMedInvest is to create a Russian-domiciled locus of world-class expertise in venture capital fundraising, deal origination and execution in Life Sciences, with a clear focus on innovative pharmaceutical projects backed by sustainable, cutting edge technologies.

Together with U.S. life sciences venture firm Domain Associates LLC, RusnanoMedInvest is now executing a pharmaceutical project to assume not less than 20 innovative molecules to be localized in Russia. Ultimately this will significantly reduce the introduction lead time of new and innovative medicines and medical devices in Russia targeted at delivering significant therapeutic benefits and efficiencies in disease areas that are classified as socially significant complex, poorly treated and widely prevalent diseases in Russia  in cases where no domestically sourced, effective treatment methods are available today.

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  • 31 October 2018

    Scientists unveiled a more effective approach for assessing drug response

    Scientists from Eli Lilly and Company, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA) and Sema4 (Stamford, USA) released results from a proof-of-concept study demonstrating that patient-derived cells offer a more effective approach for assessing drug response than conventional methods.

  • 30 October 2018

    Researchers developed an AI approach to identify antibiotic resistance genes

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego (USA) have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria.

  • 29 October 2018

    Expanding the reach of gene editing with a new CRISPR enzyme

    The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has been widely studied because of its potential therapeutic applications, but limitations in the number of locations on the genome it can target remain a major drawback. Now scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a new Cas9 enzyme that they say can help CRISPR reach more gene mutations.

  • 26 October 2018

    Biotech Backed by Bain, Pfizer loads prime CNS assets into new biotech

    Pfizer has followed through on its pledge to divest a hunk of its neuroscience R&D, spinning several programs into a new company called Cerevel Therapeutics backed by $350 million in venture funding. Pfizer is contributing a trio of clinical-stage drug candidates—including a Parkinson’s therapy due to start phase 3 testing next year—plus a clutch of earlier-stage programs, while Bain Capital and affiliates stumped up the initial funding.

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