RUSNANO FIEP Starts Supplying Key Parts of Test Systems for Coronavirus Detection

07 April 2020

RUSNANO Group started supplying components for the coronavirus COVID-19 rapid testing device approved for use in Russia. The contract manufacturer of mechatronics, robotics and medical equipment TEN fab has started batch production of sets of key parts for the coronavirus mobile diagnostics device, Evotech-Mirai Genomics, ordered by the Moscow Department of Health. TEN fab is a part of TechnoSpark Group from the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) of RUSNANO Group.

Under the contract, TEN fab will produce 3,000 sets of parts for amplifier cartridges consisting of complex parts that require high precision machining. The cartridge is the core of a diagnostics system where samples are placed for analysis. The first batch of cartridge parts has been already delivered to the customer on April 3, 2020.

The device Evotech-Mirai Genomics tests the material taken from patients by the method of isothermal amplification SmartAmp, developed in partnership with the Russian company Evogen and K. K. Mirai Genomics (Japan). The device delivers test results in 30 minutes, performing a large number of simultaneous tests, and can be used in both stationary and portable versions of mini-laboratories. The test system for COVID-19 has already been approved by Roszdravnadzor. Evotech-Mirai Genomics will supply the Moscow Department of Health with 56 mobile packages and 100,000 rapid tests for coronavirus.

“In the fight against coronavirus, RUSNANO Group is ready to use the capacities of its high-tech production facilities not only to manufacture its own products, but also to speed up the implementation of other projects appearing in the market,” assures Denis Kovalevich, General Director of TechnoSpark Group. He then adds: “Now TechnoSpark is waiting for the state registration of the BIO- Indicator analyser for COVID-19 detection created with its participation, and is preparing to launch its mass production. At the same time, a group of TechnoSpark contract companies participate in manufacturing key components of the Evotech-Mirai Genomics device, supported by the Russian Private Equity Fund and already procured by the Moscow government. We intend to do our best to promptly launch the most advanced technological developments and reduce the negative impact of the global pandemic on Russia.”

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The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Anatoly Chubais; the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund is Andrey Svinarenko.

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The TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a part of the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, is involved in all aspects of venture creation: from establishing a start-up to its sale. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies is in the hardware industry, working in areas, such as robotics in logistics, energy storage systems, hi-tech medical equipment, diamond optics, braided composites, optical and industrial surfaces, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. The Group of Companies is in first place according to the National rating of Russia’s most effective technology parks and was included in the National Rating of Russian Fast-growing Technology Companies, TechUp 2019. It is also a part of the community of startup studios, the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN).

For more information about the company, visit technospark.ru