BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. and Oregon Health & Science University Establish Collaboration to Translate Pioneering Research into Therapies for Genetically Driven Diseases
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO) today announced a collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, to advance research and the development of investigational medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions.
“We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with OHSU to focus on developing potential therapies for diseases with clear genetic drivers and severe unmet need,” said BridgeBio founder and CEO Neil Kumar, Ph.D. “OHSU was one of the first research institutions we connected with in the early days of BridgeBio, and we look forward to deepening our relationship through close collaboration with their scientists as we strive to help patients together.”
This arrangement builds on five years of informal collaborations between the two organizations. Under the agreement, the BridgeBio team will work closely with OHSU scientists and investigators to advance potential medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions, including cancers.
“BridgeBio’s approach to identifying and developing novel therapies allows them to interact with multiple investigators at OHSU who are studying a wide variety of diseases,” said OHSU Chief Research Officer and Executive Vice President Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D. “We believe their expertise and infrastructure will help lead to the rapid development of new drugs. We see this collaboration as an important part of our efforts to bring OHSU innovations to clinical significance.”
BridgeBio collaborates with stand-out academic institutions, including OHSU, 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 Brown University, GlycoNet, The Lundquist Institute, 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 partners with, please visit Our Partners page.
With a diverse pipeline encompassing investigational therapies for rare diseases and genetically validated cancers, BridgeBio provides the insights and support needed to rapidly progress therapeutic research from labs to clinical development. BridgeBio intends to develop similar long-term partnerships based on trust, engagement, science and respect to support its mission of developing life-changing medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions as quickly and safely as possible.
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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