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Leonid Melamed

Leonid Melamed

Founding Partner, Chairman of The Board of Directors

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​Leonid has almost 30 years of management experience at large companies in various market sectors.

Leonid – one of the leader of the team, implementing a major pharmaceutical and medical project, the brainchild of its investors RUSNANO OJSC and the American firm Domain Associates LLC. RusnanoMedInvest LLC (RMI) was founded to implement this project. RMI is the largest venture capital company in life sciences in Eastern Europe, focusing on innovative pharmaceutical projects backed by sustainable, cutting edge technologies. Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica LLC is responsible for the localisation of the products and technologies in Russia. It was also founded to implement ambitious plans to create a new GMP-compliant production facility and facilitate the production of innovative drugs.

Leonid Melamed is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RMI Partners (venture capital investment company), which manages the healthcare projects, one of them - a venture capital fund RusnanoMedInvest (RMI). One of the main investment in the RMI portfolio is NovaMedica LLC. At the present time Leonid is a member of the Board of Directors of RusnanoMedInvest and from 2012 to 2017 he was a member of the Board of NovaMedica.

Leonid also is the co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Doctor Ryadom (network of medical clinics), which among the first in Russia began to provide telemedicine services to its patients.

Earlier Leonid was the President and Chairman of the Management Board and member of the Board of Directors of Sistema JFSC (from 2008 to 2011). From 2006 to 2008, Leonid ran the telecommunications company Mobile TeleSystems (MTS OJSC) as President and Chairman of the Management Board. For 15 years from 1991 to 2006 Leonid participated in the creation and development of ROSNO insurance company. In 2003 he was the head of ROSNO as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board.

His personal “portfolio” includes Russneft OJSC as Chairman of the Board of Directors (2010-2012) and VTB OJSC as a member of the Supervisory Board (2012-2013).

Currently, Leonid is a member of the Government Expert Council of the Russian Federation, which was established to involve the business community in the preparation and implementation of the Government’s decisions.

Leonid graduated with honours from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and in 2006 became a Doctor of Medical Sciences.

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  • 20 April 2018

    Start-up pushes for artificial intelligence to support medical diagnostics

    eleMD, a Russian start-up, is developing a software platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) for cancer diagnostics and prognostication. Over the past few months the start-up has been focused on fine-tuning the platform’s image recognition functionality for cancer diagnostics, and also on making the solution scalable for medical specialists from across disciplines to be able to analyze heterogeneous medical data. 
     

  • 20 April 2018

    Small biotech companies rule in development of microbiome-targeted therapeutics

    According to leading data and analytics company GlobalData, with smaller biotech companies dominating the pipeline for microbiome-targeted therapeutics, large pharma firms, such as Johnson & Johnson, are eager to collaborate with biotech companies and academic labs to further the development of microbiome-targeted therapeutics in immunology.

  • 19 April 2018

    Can CAR-T and gene therapy cures really sustain biopharma? Not for all, analyst says

    Ever since 2012 when Novartis invested in personalized CAR-T cancer treatments being developed at the University of Pennsylvania, analysts have pondered a difficult question: How can pharma companies profit from curing patients?

  • 18 April 2018

    SID & GP: many Russian pharma companies outdo their foreign counterparts

    According to Vladimir Orlov, Deputy Head of the Educational Center for Good Practices, State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices (SID & GP), a federal budgetary institution, the inspections and checks conducted in major foreign pharmaceutical companies have a great importance for the development of Russian drug manufacturing industry.

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