About us

 

Company

ARNA Genomics US Inc. - an innovative biotechnology company (USA), created to develop fluid biopsy technologies.

The market of the Russian Federation is represented by OOO "BIOMARKER-RU", which exists since 2013 and is a member of the Skolkovo Foundation.

 
 

Mission of the company

Save lives from cancer, giving people early diagnosis when cancer can be cured.

Cooperation with leading clinics enables us to provide our customers with a unique service.

 

Our story

 
  • Scientific Project Leader Melnikov AA already more than 42 years working in the field of molecular biology; and wrote more than 50 scientific articles. He made the following scientific discoveries: he first discovered and studied the phagemids, a term that is still used in biology; he was the first to prove that the reverse transcriptase is encoded by the LINE elements of the human genome; he invented a new technology for the analysis of methylation of the entire human genome. 10 years of experience in the US in cancer centers: work with DNA sequencing of blood plasma, when developing new methods for diagnosing cancer based on DNA methylation analysis.
  • A completely new technology for amplifying and hybridizing DNA to select information genes for the entire human genome.
  • In 2013, together with his son and a team of venture capitalists in Moscow, he created OOO Biomarker-RU, which allowed them to launch a research diagnostic laboratory of the company.
  • Initially, the laboratory functioned in cooperation with the Russian Cancer Research Center. N.N. Blokhin and the Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology RAMS. Currently, a discussion is underway with the Moscow City Cancer Hospital No. 62 and the First Moscow State University. THEM. Sechenov.
  • ARNA-1 is the first cancer marker developed within this project. It serves to determine whether or not a person has an oncological disease, without tumor localization. Because this technology requires significant investment in extensive clinical studies and a long time to test the method, it was decided to create a line of specific products based on ARNA-1.
  • ARNA-BC is the second marker specific for cancer, and the first specific ARNA test designed to diagnose breast cancer.
 

Our team

 
Anatoly Melnikov : Head of R&D, inventor of ARNA tests

Anatoly Melnikov

Head of R&D, inventor of ARNA tests

More than 40 years of experience in molecular biology and genetics, author and co-author of more than 50 scientific articles. For 15 years he worked in various scientific companies in the United States, before that - in Canada, Hungary, Russia - a branch of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Graduated from the Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Charles R. Cantor, PhD : Advisor

Charles R. Cantor, PhD

Advisor

Dr. Cantor is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences (1988) and is currently on leave from Boston University (Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology). Founder and CSO (since 1998) of Sequenom, Inc. His main areas of expertise: biophysics, molecular genetics, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics. His scientific interests include mass-spectrometry, prenatal diagnostics, in vivo RNA detection and epigenetics. He made important contributions to understanding of DNA-protein interactions and pioneered physical mapping of whole chromosomes. Invented (1984) and developed pulse field gel electrophoresis for analysis of very large DNA molecules. He is also founder of SelectX Pharmaceuticals and DiThera. His copious awards include Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (1978), Biochemical Analysis Prize of the German Society of Clinical Chemistry (1988), ISCO Award for Advances in Biochemical Instrumentation (1989), H.A. Sober Award (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990), and E.M. Gray Award (Biophysical Society, 2000). (Co)authored several books (including the 3-volume textbook, Biophysical Chemistry) and more than 450 per-reviewed papers, as well as more than 60 patents. He received his BA from Columbia University in 1963 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966.

Egor Melnikov : CEO, Founder

Egor Melnikov

CEO, Founder

He founded and is engaged in the ARNA project for more than 10 years with the mission to save people's lives from cancer. Economist by education, businessman by spirit and experience. In the roles of the founder, the co-founders or the CEO, he was a participant in several start-ups in various fields: advertising and production activities, international logistics, integration of complex IT solutions for large state and commercial customers, and managed an international telecom operator. Yegor's goal is to realize the ARNA project.

George Nikitin : Chief Operating Officer, co-founder

George Nikitin

Chief Operating Officer, co-founder

Master of Physics, has 14 articles and several inventions. He successfully worked in large international companies (Deloitte, etc.), as well as in private equity companies.

He has extensive experience in leading positions in large private and state companies - IT, telecom, subsoil use.

Sergey Dolgachev : Chief Financial Officer, co-founder

Sergey Dolgachev

Chief Financial Officer, co-founder

An entrepreneur and co-owner of several companies in the oilfield service, medicine and biotech. Graduated from the VMK of Moscow State University. Lomonosov Moscow State University, EMBA Higher School of Economics, studied at Skolkovo Management School, INSEAD and post-graduate courses at MGIMO. He has extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, where he held executive positions in large companies, and also created the company from scratch.

Vladimir Savanovich : Head of Investment Relations, co-founder

Vladimir Savanovich

Head of Investment Relations, co-founder

For his work he worked in various business areas, mainly focusing on the active development of the contractual base of enterprises. He has experience working in a Western consulting company, a resort development company, a Swiss investment fund and a Russian exploration company. Advises the project on issues of interaction with investors.

Svetlana Podpletennaya : Medical Director

Svetlana Podpletennaya

Medical Director

A doctor by training. Work experience of more than 20 years in state institutions and pharmaceutical business. Managed the training of personnel, sales, marketing. She was engaged in issues of continuous medical and pharmaceutical education, development and implementation of socially significant projects supported by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

Vasily Nikolaev : Development Director

Vasily Nikolaev

Development Director

The richest experience of successful development of the Russian retail segment for more than 10 years. He was engaged in the creation, launching and development of trade marks in different product categories. He has extensive experience in creating goods from scratch and promoting them in the Russian market. He graduated from the military university as an engineer of the Automated Control System. For a long time he held executive positions in retail companies and managed in them separate business lines.

 

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