FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

FasterCuresLogo.GIFFasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions is committed to saving lives by saving time in the research, discovery and development of new treatments for deadly and debilitating diseases. FasterCures, as a center of the Milken Institute, is nonpartisan, nonprofit and independent of interest groups.

Valley of Death: Translational Research

FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions is a nonprofit think tank and catalyst for action that works across sectors and diseases to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the medical research enterprise. Our mission is to accelerate the progress of discovery and development of new medical solutions for deadly and debilitating diseases. FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is nonpartisan and independent of interest groups. Since 2003, FasterCures has been working on breaking down the barriers that exist across the research continuum - from basic research to drug development - to clear the path to faster medical progress. We are committed to facilitating a medical research culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, outcomes, effective and efficient use of resources and transparency.

From Social Entrepreneurship to Cure Entrepreneurship

FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions is a nonprofit think tank and catalyst for action that works across sectors and diseases to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the medical research enterprise. Our mission is to accelerate the progress of discovery and development of new medical solutions for deadly and debilitating diseases. FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is nonpartisan and independent of interest groups. Since 2003, FasterCures has been working on breaking down the barriers that exist across the research continuum - from basic research to drug development - to clear the path to faster medical progress. We are committed to facilitating a medical research culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, outcomes, effective and efficient use of resources and transparency.

“Entrepreneurs for Cures: The Critical Need for Innovative Approaches to Disease Research”

Innovation.  Business leaders obsess about it endlessly.  A search on Amazon.com™ for books  about innovation yields more than 200,000 items.  What does it mean to innovate in the search for cures for disease? The irony about medical research is that its outcomes are often innovative – new knowledge about biology and disease, and new products to treat disease – but its processes in many cases are not.