By Pallavi Bharadwaj
Convened by FasterCures, the Washington, D.C.-based center of the Milken Institute, the conference will bring together nearly 1,000 medical research leaders, investors and decision-makers to forge the collaborations needed to speed and improve outcomes-driven R&D. The ongoing promise of hair-cell regeneration is closer to reality than ever.
Hearing Health Foundation’s Hearing Restoring Project consortium has identified major roadblocks that have stymied the field, and has designed rational approaches to overcome these barriers.
Partnering for Cures is designed to facilitate informed investments and cultivate relationships, adapting the outcomes-oriented approach of investor conferences, and building on the networking opportunities at industry partnering meetings. In addition to innovator presentations, it also features panels that spotlight solutions to long-standing challenges in medical research.
“We are very pleased to be present and participate in this conference. It is a unique opportunity to raise visibility for hearing loss and the path to a cure among an important audience.” says Claire Schultz, CEO HHF.
Hearing Health Foundation is one of 30 innovators presenting their cross-sector research collaboration to potential partners and funders at the conference. Selected through a competitive proposal process, each partnership is aimed at reducing the time and cost of getting new medical solutions from discovery to patients.
“These collaborations address some of the thorniest issues in medical research using models that can be scaled and translated across diseases,” said FasterCures’ Executive Director Margaret Anderson.
“From re-imagining clinical trial infrastructure to improving and expanding data sharing, to creating the tools and resources needed to translate basic science into cures, they are accelerating the path from lab to market for novel – and needed – therapies.”
For more information and to register for the conference, go to www.partneringforcures.org
To know more on HHF’s Hearing Restoration Project presentation at Parterning for Cures 2014, please click here.