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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Myelin Repair Foundation: Breaking down barriers in research and in communication

Press Release - Aug 11, 2009

current drug development system is failing us. Despite an increase in government, non-profit and corporate dollars spent on research, the number of new drugs has not kept pace. Multiple sclerosis therapies have not been an exception. As many patients wait years for treatments that can alleviate their symptoms and/or halt the disease, they suffer.

The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) [ Link: ] is pioneering a groundbreaking model for an academia-industry collaboration that will lead to multiple sclerosis treatment–myelin repair.
Unbounded by traditional medical research models, the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) established the potential of myelin repair as an alternative to current immunosuppressant therapies for multiple sclerosis and has shown that thinking outside the traditional model for medical research and drug development works.

The MRF recently started a blog [Link:] to encourage timely conversations with supporters interested in their myelin repair research and in their medical research model. Much can be learned from their model. We need spread the ideas to other organizations that want to speed up the development of treatments or cures.

They are also interested in continual learning and improvement to improve their research and so they want your input. Give them ideas, criticisms or feedback to assist in developing a myelin repair treatment for MS patients more quickly. Inform them about other organizations’s research plans and how they are approaching the cure or treatment of their disease.

Join the discussion and help break down the barriers that are slowing medical research for all diseases.


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