An LNBE project on designing a novel system for cancer marker detection is an absolute winner in the competition under the Federal Target Program "Research and Development in Priority Fields of the Science and Technology Complex of Russia for 2014–2020"

LNBE's proposal for the project on Development of an Analytical System based on Liquid-Phase Microarrays for Highly Efficient Detection of Cancer Markers has been highly assessed by the Competition Committee and got the highest score among seventeen applications for grants under Lot 4 "Development of Postgenomic Analytical Systems for Highly Efficient Detection of Cancer Markers" in the priority field "Life Sciences" (Item 1.3 of Step 16), receiving funding for the period 2014–2016 (

The goal of the project is to develop and implement a fundamentally new approach to highly efficient multiplexed detection of specific markers of malignant tumors in human biological fluids. The main advantage of the novel approach over the methodologies currently used in clinical laboratory practice is the possibility of simultaneous quantitative detection of the markers of several cancers in a single sample of biological fluid. Moreover, it excels state-of-the-art diagnostic systems in the accuracy and reproducibility of detection.

The clinical component of the project will be performed in collaboration with the laboratory headed by Professor Anatoly Yurievich Barushnikov, MD, DSc, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, at the Research Institute of Experimental Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumors of the Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center.


Prof. Igor Nabiev, PhD, DSc, leading scientist (

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