Booster toward new scientific breaktroughs in rare and pediatric diseases


95% of the 6,000-7,000 identified rare diseases don’t have an approved therapy. For most of these diseases, research is effectively non-existent. The search for new treatments is thwarted by enormous scientific challenges. At the current pace, it would take over 100 years to develop treatments for all rare conditions.

Public-private partnerships could help pool resources to solve problems more quickly, reduce fragmentation and scale up existing initiatives to make a real difference for patients. That’s why a coalition of partners is joining forces to accelerate research in rare and paediatric diseases and bring new therapies to patients.

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29 Feb 2024

Rare Disease Moonshot supports the EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe’s call for an EU action plan for Rare Diseases

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Recording Now Available: EJP RD-EFPIA Joint Advanced Webinar on Real-World Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Analytics

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Training Webinar: Real-World data, Machine learning and Deep analytics in rare diseases: Regulatory grade data collection for marketing authorization submissions – what is buzz, what is realistic?

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