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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards grant to Critical Path Institute


In a continuing effort to spur advancements in treating and curing sickle cell anemia, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation today announced a grant to the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) to lay the groundwork for forming a collaboration of multiple stakeholder organizations to accelerate the development of therapies for the disease.

With the funding, C-Path will conduct the planning necessary to bring together scientists, clinicians and representatives from the biopharmaceutical industry, governmental regulatory agencies, academic institutions and patient advocacy organizations to identify and work collaboratively toward solving significant challenges affecting the entire research and development community.

The anticipated outcome is a consortium model engaging potential partners to work on jointly beneficial drug development tools and novel methodologies, submit them to the regulatory agencies for endorsement, and then make them available to the broader research community.