Primer Capital at the III International Medical Investment Forum28 November 2019 November 26, 2019 the Congress Center of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University hosted the III International Medical Investment Forum. The goal of the forum is to draw the attention of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, investment funds and commercial structures to existing opportunities and promising projects in the field of medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
Within the forum a round table on the Investment in Scientific Projects gathered leading industry experts for a discussion curated by Alexey Martynov, President of the Association of Manufacturers of Biomedical Cellular Products, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
Primer Capital COO Elizaveta Rozhdestvenskaya expanded on the main barriers when marketing scientific ideas and why biotech projects fail. Elizaveta emphasized the lack of specialists in the project teams with the set of necessary competencies in planning and conducting preclinical studies, drawing up clinical trial protocols, and budgeting. That is why a large number of promising ideas does not reach their practical application.
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