The Center of Genetics and Reproductive Medicine Genetico, which is the part of the RVC Biofund portfolio, won a tender to conduct the researches on the topic “Population genomics of indigenous ethnic groups of Russia” for the Research Institute of Medical Genetics of the Tomsk National Research Medical Center (NIMC).
Research work is to study the gene pool of populations of various peoples of Russia with use of the most modern technologies of massive parallel DNA sequencing. The work is carried out within the scientific and technical program of the Union State of Russia and Belarus "DNA identification”. Experts are to study the genome of indigenous ethnic groups of Siberia, the Far East, the Volga-Ural region, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
As explained by Vadim Stepanov, Director of the Tomsk National Research Medical Center, the main task of the Research Institute of Medical Genetics of the Tomsk National Research Medical Center is the development of DNA identification technology and determination of the population affinity of an unknown individual.
Center Genetico got the investments from RVC Biofund in 2013. The Center's laboratory is registered in the information analysis system of the Russian Science fund (RNF) as an object of world-class infrastructure. The Center was also accredited by the Skolkovo fund as a Core facilities center (CFC). Genetico provides residents of the Biomedical Cluster with the services of genome sequencing (NGS), analysis of single cells and their specific activity, chromosomal micromatrix analysis, as well as conducts genetic research on mutation search and bioinformatic research.
Genetico laboratories are equipped with the latest high-performance sequencing and robotic equipment of the latest generation and allow to carry out the advanced genetic research required for medicine, genomics and proteomics.
About affiliated funds of RVC
RVC’s affiliated funds include the RVC Seed Investment Fund, DIC Civil Technologies Fund, RVC Biofund, and RVC InfraFund. The RVC affiliated fund portfolio includes about 100 companies in high-tech economy industries, including ExoAtlet, Ubic Technologies, National BioService, CGRM Genetico, IBRiS, etc. The management company is RVC InfraFund. The total amount of asset under management is RUB 5.9 billion.