Who We Are


FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank driven by a singular goal -- to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system.

To do this, we must save time in the way we:

  • search for discoveries
  • turn discoveries into therapies
  • bring therapies to patients

Despite the human and financial capital flowing through our healthcare system, the fact remains that more than 100 million Americans suffer from cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, heart disease, and others for which there are still no cures - and, in many cases, few meaningful treatment options.

At nearly 15 years and $1 Billion to bring ONE new therapy from lab to market, the current system is failing us. 

We put the interests of the patient at the center of everything we do. Our programs objectively figure out what’s working and what isn’t in the research ecosystem, and share that knowledge so that every sector – and every patient – can benefit.


Unknown3The Milken Institute is a publicly supported, nonpartisan, independent think tank whose work makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide by helping create a more open and efficient global economy. Visit the Milken Institute's website.