Demystify Your Disease’s R&D Readiness
The development of a therapeutic approach relies on a basic understanding of a disease process and certain research tools, so that researchers can identify targets and begin to develop potential therapies that can affect the disease process. Your group can support the early stages of therapy development by funding the early stages of disease research. Knowing the current understanding of your disease process and development of research tools can help you determine the type of research your group may consider supporting.
Additionally, the therapy development space is a dynamic, innovative field. New approaches and technologies are constantly under investigation. Knowing about these developments and discussing them with your Medical/Scientific Advisory Boards and the medical researchers working on your disease can help you understand whether any of the new technologies can be applied to your disease. However, it is also important to understand whether the approach or technology is ready to be applied to human diseases or is only in the initial stages of development.