Hemacore

Blood Coagulation Testing Instruments

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Medical Innovations, Sberbank Capital

Industry Sector 
Medicine and Pharmacology

Production Location 
Moscow
Jobs to be created: 123

Investment Started:  2010

Total Budget

1.08  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.58  bln rubles

Production of equipment and disposables for evaluating blood-clotting disorders using a new diagnostic method

Blood coagulation testing instrumentsPortfolio company Hemacore is the embodiment of many years of fundamental scientific work. The company will bring to market a new diagnostic method that can forecast thromboses and potentially save millions from stroke and heart attacks. This diagnostic tool evaluates various phases of blood clotting and is without analogue in today’s medical instruments market.

The instrument can simultaneously analyze several blood samples; a diagnostic cycle requires only 30 minutes. Highly precise diagnoses, moderate test prices, and ease of use are expected to give this product a large share in the Russian market for coagulation analyzers and allow its producers to enter the international market.

Area of application

  • Medicine

Market

  • Clinical diagnostic laboratories and medical institutions. In 2008 Russia had more than 10,000 laboratories, including 66 labs specializing in coagulation diagnostics

Competitive advantages

  • Simultaneous diagnosis of insufficient (hemophilia) and excessive (thrombosis) blood clotting
  • Ability to forecast thromboses

The diagnostic procedure occurs in a cuvette, where the analyzer replicates the body’s natural mechanisms of blood coagulation. A digital camera tracks the blood clotting at the activator, which has a nanostructured coating of 30 nanometers to 50 nanometers that imitates the damaged wall of the blood vessel. The coating is a synthetic analogue of a phospholipid cell membrane with integrated thromboplastin protein molecules that initiates the blood clotting cascade.

Structure of the Blood Coagulation Activator