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‘We want more cooperation:’ U.K. delegation visits Skolkovo for Future of Pharma conference
Napoleon once allegedly described England as a nation of shopkeepers, but if he were around today, he would say the U.K. is a nation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to U.K. clinical research...
Drugmaker plans to improve treatment for Russia’s HIV patients using grant from Skolkovo
A Russian company is hoping to revolutionise the treatment of HIV patients around the world with the help of a grant from the Skolkovo Foundation. Currently, Russia's one million HIV patients take...
Russia, Britain seek pharma partners at Skolkovo conference
Russian pharmaceutical companies looking to enter the U.K. market – and vice versa – will meet with their British counterparts at a two-day conference at the Skolkovo innovation centre next...
Why the way to a man’s health is through his stomach – and his genes
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates proclaimed. Almost 2,500 years later, biologists and geneticists around the world have come to the...
How e-health could revolutionise Russian healthcare: the Netherlands shares its experience
In the Netherlands, a leader in the fast-growing field of e-health, people living with Parkinson’s disease are not alone, whatever their personal situation. ParkinsonNet – a network of doctors...
Genome studies prove to be a bitter pill for some to swallow
The saying goes that if you want to stay friends with people, you shouldn’t talk about religion or politics. In the 21st century, perhaps another subject should be added to the list of taboo subjects...
The great genomics bake off: legal restrictions on the Genome Russia project
The team behind Russia's biggest genome project to date, Genome Russia, is holding a “bake off” of genome sequencing centres to determine which centre would handle the crucial task most...
Who do you think you are? Conference puts Russian genome research in spotlight
National genome projects that study the gene pool of a specific country can not only reveal much about a country’s history and its inhabitants’ roots, they can also bring about advances in...
Central Russia’s entrepreneurs descend on Tula for regional stage of Startup Tour
The Skolkovo Startup Tour visited the city of Tula last week, where more than 500 scientists and entrepreneurs gathered to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts and investors scouring Russia for the...
Skolkovo eyes creation of a genetic centre to ensure agricultural independence
The Skolkovo Foundation’s biomedicine cluster is to study the creation of a genetics centre that would guarantee Russia’s agricultural independence, after the foundation’s council approved...
Biomed startup presents rapid tests for predicting strokes
Skolkovo resident DRD Biotech has unveiled its testing kits for swiftly determining the risk of a stroke. DRD Biotech presented its testing kits in the company's hometown of Ulan-Ude, capital of Russia's...
Skolkovo projects score hat-trick at Pioneers Moscow contest for startups
Startups fostered by the Skolkovo Foundation won the first, second and third prizes over the weekend at Pioneers Moscow, a competition to discover the best budding tech companies. The final of the international...
Boy gets artificial hand inspired by his favourite cartoon character for 4th birthday
A four-year-old boy from the Russian city of St. Petersburg got a life-changing birthday present last week when he was given a functioning prosthetic hand designed to resemble his favourite cartoon hero...
Skolkovo signs agreement to join forces with Cuban biotechnology centre
The Skolkovo Foundation and Cuba’s Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have signed a strategic partnership agreement, hailed by Skolkovo President Viktor Vekselberg as the start of a...
Innovations hub Kaluga region seizes the moment to help cancer patients
“Did you know that more than 70 percent of cancer patient deaths are caused not by the cancer itself, but by the side effects of chemotherapy?” With this shocking statistic just minutes into...
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