What do most people think about when hearing the word "cancer"? A terrible sentence, painful treatment, an incomplete life, fear of relapse… So, nothing optimistic actually.

In fact, almost all methods of cancer treatment, especially the most accessible ones (like surgery and chemotherapy), are toxic or harmful to the body and do not provide a complete guarantee of recovery [2, 3, 4]. Therefore, students from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Moscow State University came together to turn the situation around in favour of humanity.

Our solution 一 your peace of mind

Of course, all of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our project did not stand aside. In Russia, the delivery culture has become insanely popular over the past two years and has developed to an extraordinary level. We also want to contribute to this trend.

We believe that the importance of delivering medical substances directly to affected areas is beyond any doubt. Thus, we present an innovative drug delivery system! This approach could be used as low-risk cancer therapy.

Our system is based on 3 simple components:
  1. Transport 一 extracellular vesicles: a natural transport of substances between cells.
  2. Adapter 一 Syncytin-1, cell-cell fusion protein: responsible for the specific fusion of vesicles with cancer cells.
  3. Medicine and pharmacist 一 RNA associated with the psi-signal and Gag protein: a specially selected RNA molecule can cause the death of cancer cells, and the Gag protein, due to its interaction with the psi-signal of RNA, can sort the desired molecule for treatment from a huge variety of similar ones into vesicles.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at igemmipt [AT] gmail [DOT] com or via Instagram.

  1. Sung, H, Ferlay, J, Siegel, RL, Laversanne, M, Soerjomataram, I, Jemal, A, Bray, F. Global cancer statistics 2020: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries. CA Cancer J Clin. 2021: 71: 209- 249.
  4. American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment & SurvivorshipFacts & Figures 2019-2021. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.