15 years ago I was working in a bank, and one day I got bored. I decided to go to Japan to study the partnership program between MSU and Keiyo. There I learned a lot about how to create an innovative business. I wondered what we could do in Russia, besides pumping oil and gas from a hole in the ground, that would be both interesting and profitable. So I got started. I knew nothing about the pharmaceutical industry, but began to build a factory. I thought the main point was to run a modern production facility, which would bring us profits. Once we had built it, it became obvious that there were almost no biotech products in the country, and that all the talk about our R&D was no more than empty words. So we chose another way - to invest in science. Now I realize that every day we are working on one of the most interesting tasks that benefit humanity.