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Russian agency the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and ChemRar Group announced the production of first 100,000 courses of the Russian coronavirus drug Avifavir, and significantly exceeding initially planned production levels of 60,000 courses.

  • The joint venture established by RDIF and ChemRar Group provided an additional opportunity to increase production capacity threefold, up to 300,000 courses per month, which will satisfy domestic demand for Avifavir in the Russian Federation.
  • Agreement has also been reached for deliveries of Avifavir to the Republic of Kazakhstan in the near future. In total, more than 100,000 courses will be produced in July.
  • In June, the drug was delivered across Russia’s 35 regions and to the Republic of Belarus.

The recent investments and deals by RDIF in last six months are featured below:

June 2020: Russia’s sovereign wealth funds the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce a partnership with R-Pharm Group as part of joint efforts to combat coronavirus infection and produce the first Russian vaccine with high export potential.

June 2020: Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), announces a strategic partnership between its portfolio company Doctis and Group, Russia’s leading internet and IT-company.

May 2020: RDIF announced that Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF), joins the investment in the Russia-Japan coronavirus diagnostics system EMG – Evotech Mirai Genomics. EMG is one of the world’s fastest and most accurate systems and able to detect the virus in few minutes.

April 2020: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), announced the production of a first batch of 200 litres of cell culture fluid biomass in partnership with the Russian-Japanese company EMG. This will enable EMG to produce up to one million high-quality rapid tests for the detection of COVID-19.

March 2020, The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), announced its supports to MD Medical Group (RDIF portfolio company) to start treating patients with pneumonia symptoms, including patients with coronavirus symptoms, at its clinical hospital Lapino.

March 2020, The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), RUIE (the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs), Yandex and Group announced the creation of an alliance against coronavirus (COVID-19).

About RDIF
Moscow based Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia’s sovereign wealth fund. RDIF was founded in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. It has implemented almost 70 projects in partnership with foreign entity. RDIF’s portfolio of companies employs approximately 800,000 people and generates revenues which equate to over 6% of Russia’s GDP.

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