Portfolio Companies

RUSCHEMBIO

Russian Warehouse and Catalog of Chemical and Biochemical Ultrapure Reagents and Disposables

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, company founder

Industry Sector 
Other

Production Location 
Moscow, Moscow Oblast, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Kazan
Jobs created: 35

Investment Started:  2009

Total Budget

0.09  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.04  bln rubles

Infrastructure project providing Russian nanoindustry scientists and other professionals access to reagents, disposables, and equipment

RUSCHEMBIO was one of the early projects in which RUSNANO coinvested. During two full years of operations, the company-warehouse has organized an outstanding and extremely broad assortment of reagents and developed an extensive system of express deliveries. It also became one of the first portfolio companies to turn a profit.

In 2010 the company had sales of $7.3 million and net income of $0.6 million, and it paid a dividend.

In 2011 RUSCHEMBIO had sales of $13.7 million with net income of $1.4 million.

Warehouse and catalog of chemical and biochemical reagentsMore than 350 scientific and commercial organizations from 30 regions of the country routinely order materials from RUSCHEMBIO. A new form of infrastructure for the country’s innovative technology industry, RUSCHEMBIO—with fully equipped laboratories and pilot manufacturing—has supported, even made possible, work in a wide variety of areas, from R&D to commissioning production of drugs and equipment.

In the next stage of development, RUSCHEMBIO will open new branches and warehouses in Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Stavropol. It will develop its own brand and catalog for sale of products from Russian manufacturers. And it will broaden the product assortment by including independent nanoproducers, helping them promote their goods in the market.

Market

  • High-tech companies
  • Techno parks and centers for technology transfer
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Universities
  • Laboratories of federal oversight (veterinary and phytosanitary, consumer protection)
  • Clinical diagnostic centers

Competitive advantages

  • More than 17,000 products in stock
  • System of express delivery throughout Russia and from abroad
  • Availability of low-temperature and licensed reagents
  • Network of regional representatives