Finalists Announced for CureAccelerator Live! for Rare Diseases 2020 Competition
Virtual Pitch Event on June 11 Features 5 Clinical Repurposing Projects
Researchers and clinicians from 5 institutions from across the US will present their clinical repurposing research projects to community members representing pharma, biotech, academia, medicine, philanthropy and patient groups. The winning project will be selected by attendees to receive up to $50,000 in funding.
The 5 finalists invited to present their clinical trial projects are:
Registration for the virtual RARE Drug Development Symposium will open in late April. For more information, agenda and registration, visit: https://globalgenes.org/
Funding for the winning rare diseases project is supported by the Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships;
The 2020 CureAccelerator Live! for Rare Diseases event will be 6th time holding this philanthropic pitch competition. In addition to Rare Diseases, past event themes have included Oncology, Chicago, the Mid-Atlantic and the Developing World. Information on the previous winning clinical repurposing projects are at: https://www.cureswithinreach.org/
About Cures Within Reach (http://www.cureswithinreach.org/)
Cures Within Reach (CWR) is a US-based philanthropic leader that improves patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research, driving more treatments to more patients more quickly. CWR catalyzes research to facilitate and validate repurposing opportunities that create clinical impact. Through repurposing, CWR drives both market impact and health savings to patients and patient groups, from academia/researchers, with payers and the healthcare industry and with support from the government, philanthropy and others.
CWR currently has a global portfolio of 21 repurposing research projects at 18 institutions in 15 diseases. Visit cureswithinreach.org (http://www.cureswithinreach.org/)
About Global Genes
Founded in 2008, Global Genes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects, empowers and inspires the rare disease community, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the burdens of rare disease for patients and families everywhere. We provide hope for the more than 350 million people affected by rare disease around the globe. We fulfill our mission by helping patients find and build communities, gain access to information and resources, connect to researchers, clinicians, industry, government and other stakeholders, share data and experiences, and stand up, stand out and become effective advocates on their own behalf. If you or someone you love have a rare disease or are searching for a diagnosis, contact Global Genes (https://globalgenes.org/)