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On the menu of the future: crushed maggots
Amid the satellites, virtual reality headsets, 3D printers and other hi-tech products on show at Skolkovo’s recent Startup Bazaar, the stand housing a cage of buzzing flies and jar of writhing maggots...
Express stroke test maker takes second place at Asian Entrepreneurship Award
DRD Biotech, a resident company of the Skolkovo Foundation that makes rapid tests for diagnosing strokes and other conditions affecting the brain, won second prize at the Asian Entrepreneurship Award in...
“Nature already invented a cure for HIV”: how human genome editing could change the world
As the world discusses the ethics of growing human organs in pigs, scientists gathered at the Skolkovo Foundation last week to discuss an equally divisive topic: that of human genome modification. Scientists...
Portable projector, HIV and TB treatments win prizes at Startup Village
Dozens of young tech entrepreneurs left the fourth annual Startup Village elated on Friday after winning cash prizes of up to 3 million rubles ($45,000) in a competition at the culmination of the two-day...
‘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...
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