BridgeBio Pharma and Brown University Announce Partnership to Drive the Advancement of Academic Innovations in Genetically Driven Diseases into Potential Therapeutics for Patients
PALO ALTO, Calif. and PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO), and Brown University today announced a formal collaboration to advance research in genetically driven neurological disorders into potential life-changing medicines for patients.
“Brown University is a leader in critical neurology research, and we look forward to partnering with their scientists to focus on discovering and advancing new targeted treatment approaches to potentially address challenging and complex diseases of the brain,” said BridgeBio founder and CEO Neil Kumar, Ph.D.
Under the partnership, BridgeBio will work with scientists at Brown to evaluate new discoveries in neurology research that have promise to advance toward clinical investigation. Select therapeutic programs may be spun out and advanced in BridgeBio affiliate companies, with an opportunity for Brown University scientists to support as company leaders and guide ongoing development.
“BridgeBio’s unique approach and support for having researchers stay involved in development made it an easy decision to partner with them in translating our discoveries into potential medicines for patients in need,” said Neil Veloso, Executive Director of Brown Technology Innovations at Brown University. “We look forward to the collaboration and empowering Brown faculty to progress their research.”
BridgeBio partners with stand-out academic institutions, including Brown University, to support research around genetically driven conditions and is focused on rapidly translating findings into meaningful treatments for patients. Today BridgeBio also announced formal partnerships with GlycoNet, The Lundquist Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Davis and University of California, San Diego – for a total of 20 partnerships between BridgeBio and leading academic and research institutions to date. For a list of some of the institutions BridgeBio is partnered with, please visit Our Partners page.
As part of an ongoing effort to translate research in genetically driven conditions toward therapeutic development, BridgeBio will continue to seek long-term partnerships with similar institutions that are rooted in trust, engagement, science and respect in order to drive forward its mission of developing transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers as quickly and safely as possible.
About Brown University
Brown University, based in Providence (RI), is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Its students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world. Brown Technology Innovations supports Brown researchers and inventors who seek commercial pathways to broaden the impact of their research.
About BridgeBio Pharma
BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. BridgeBio’s pipeline of over 30 development programs ranges from early science to advanced clinical trials and its commercial organization is focused on delivering the company’s first approved therapy. BridgeBio was founded in 2015 and its team of experienced drug discoverers, developers and innovators are committed to applying advances in genetic medicine to help patients as quickly as possible. For more information visit bridgebio.com.
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Brown University Contact:
Betsy Stubblefield Loucks
Brown Technology Innovations
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.