AptamerLab is one of the best projects for the development of medicines to combat the most dangerous diseases, according to R-Pharm and Skolkovo
AptamerLab became one of the three winners of the startup competition, which was organized by the R-Pharm group of companies - the most prominent Russian pharmaceutical company and the Skolkovo Foundation.
The competition was attended by 60 companies engaged in the development of molecules for the treatment of cardiovascular, oncological, hematological, and neurological diseases, searching for new approaches to decoding genetic sequences. Of these, 19 companies made it to the final. During the Innovation Day, Skolkovo experts and the R-Pharm Research and Development Division selected three winners from the finalists. AptamerLab became the winner in the development of innovative drugs. They presented the project "Aptamer development platform for the diagnosis and therapy of oncological diseases."
Vasily Ignatiev has been the CEO of R-Pharm since 2008. He noticed that the developers have a high level of professionalism, and their projects are relevant not only for the Russian but also in international markets.
The company's business model assumes three options for cooperation:
Development of a custom-made DNA aptamer-based on a target
Conclusion of a Partnership agreement to finalize projects from the company's portfolio or to create a new project
Licensing of projects at the current stage or bringing projects to clinical trials and licensing them
In the coming months, AptamerLab will undergo a "due diligence" procedure, which includes a comprehensive study of the company's activities, an assessment of investment risks, financial condition, and market position. Successful completion of this procedure will allow the company to develop and implement projects in cooperation with R-Pharm.