This June we will be attending the annual drug repurposing conference organised by Findacure, a charity dedicated to bringing the rare disease community together. There are over 7000 rare diseases but currently, only 400 have licenced treatments. It is paramount that we increase the available medication for rare disease and drug repurposing is one way we can do this. Repurposing involves taking a known licensed drug and finding new therapeutic uses for it; It is usually quicker and cheaper than drug discovery. The conference will be discussing drug repurposing for rare disease.
The event is open to everyone in the rare disease community and will be held virtually from 15th -16th June 2021. You can register for free here.
We will be attending the event and updating you with the latest developments in drug repurposing for rare diseases.