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Esperare

20Apr

 

EspeRare's Annual Report for 2016 has just been published.
The Annual Report highlights the foundation's achievements for 2016 and its financial statements.
 
Click here to read our new Annual Report.

 

27Feb

For its issue "Special rare diseases", the journal Biotech Finances has chosen to feature EspeRare's CEO, Caroline Kant.The interview summarises Caroline Kant's career path as well as EspeRare's aims, realizations and business plan, thereby informing finance and biotechs specialists of EspeRare's unique business model.

http://www.eei-biotechfinances.com/

16Apr

The EspeRare foundation has been presented by Sharon Terry at the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) in Dublin, on April 16th.

About IRDiRC: The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) was initiated by the European Commission and the US National Institutes for Health Research and launched in April 2011 to foster international collaboration in the rare diseases field. IRDiRC will team up researchers and organizations investing in rare diseases research in order to achieve two main objectives, namely to deliver 200 new therapies for rare diseases and means to diagnose most rare diseases by the year 2020.

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15Apr

Today we are proud to announce the launch of the EspeRare Foundation, a nonprofit organisation set up by three Merck Serono employees.

Geneva, Switzerland, April 15, 2013 – Merck Serono, a division of Merck, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the launch of the EspeRare Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up by three Merck Serono employees, in the framework of the Merck Serono Entrepreneur Partnership Program (EPP). Merck Serono will donate an initial €2.8 million funding to the EspeRare Foundation. In addition, Merck Serono will transfer the rights of rimeporide, a compound previously developed for heart failure by Merck. The Foundation will investigate this compound in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a lethal genetic rare disease affecting 1 in every 3 600 males.

Read the full press release here