We Are FasterCures

Consider that there are more than 10,000 known deadly and debilitating diseases affecting our world today. Of those, only about 500 of them can be treated effectively. Fewer than half of these known diseases have organizations dedicated to accelerating cures. The complexity of human biology, bureaucracy, inefficiency, and lack of funding are stalling progress.

That’s where FasterCures comes in. Looking across diseases, we bring together patient advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers from every sector of the medical research and development system to identify and eliminate the roadblocks that get in the way of a faster cure.

Visit our program pages and learn more about our work:

Consortia-pedia Establishes a framework for understanding the emerging model of collaboration-by-consortium

Patients Count Improving health by expanding opportunities for patients’ perspectives to shape the processes by which new therapies are discovered, developed and delivered

R&D Policy Fosters patient-centric policies and practices that enable greater patient participation in drug development and regulatory decision-making

The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) Builds bridges between patient groups and other stakeholders, increasing the reach and impact of the venture philanthropy model

University-Foundation Relations Fosters communication between academic institutions and patient foundations in the areas of intellectual property and research administration