Agnes Rafalko
Women enabling science to reach the people who need it

Agnes Rafalko

Agnes Rafalko



What is the problem you're trying to solve?

There are 7000 rare disorders of which 95% don't have cures let alone treatment options targeting the root cause of the disease. One of the major reasons for the lack of treatment options is lack of technologies capable of efficiently delivering therapeutic agents into cells.

How is what you're doing different than other attempts to solve this problem?

Glycomine formulates therapeutic agents into specialized vehicles capable of taking them to the most affected tissues and cells as well as a specific location within the cell.

Why are you passionate about what you're working on?

My passion and drive for what we are building at Glycomine comes from the need to constantly discover and connect new knowledge with existing one. I get bored otherwise.

What achievement are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of my team, they live and breathe science. I'm one lucky woman!