"At ADDF, we are about results - bridging the gap between basic research and later stage drug development in humans. Alzheimer's is the fifth leading cause of death in the elderly and the third most costly disease overall. We're seeking to reduce the growing consequences this disease has on individuals and families."
About the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
ADDF (www.alzdiscovery.org) is the only public charity whose sole mission is to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. We award grants to leading scientists conducting breakthrough drug discovery research. ADDF uses a venture philanthropy model to bridge the worldwide funding gap between basic research and later-stage development, using any return on investment to support new research. Since 1998, we have received over 1,600 requests to fund new ideas for Alzheimer's drugs. For all, we provided expert reviews and recommendations to advance their programs. We granted more than $35M to fund over 240 Alzheimer's drug discovery programs in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 12 countries.
|SOURCE Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation|
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