20 June 2016
Maxim Gorbachev, a partner and portfolio manager at RusnanoMedInvest (RMI) speaks to Mike Ward, global director of content for Informa Pharma Intelligence's insights portfolio about Russia’s and Eastern Europe’s largest venture capital company, specializing in innovative developments in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
22 June 2015
June 25, 2015, Vedomosti newspaper office will host a FocusForum Conference in Moscow with a leading participation of Leonid Melamed, the Chairman of Team Drive, member of the Board of Directors of NovaMedica, RMI Partners and Doctor Ryadom. The conference’s goal is to gather experts and share ideas and valuable experience in the time of business challenges. In his video interview to Vedomosti, Leonid explained his vision of the company management tasks in the period of uncertainty.
16 October 2014
As part of the Panel Discussion “Optimal Strategies and Exit Models for Venture Investors” held during 3rd Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations” Evgeny Zaytsev shared his experience of various exit models from venture investments in biotech.
31 October 2018
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 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
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
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.