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FDA and NIH Enter Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases Partnership

FDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the launch of the Critical Path for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases (CP-RND), a public-private partnership, on Sept. 14, 2022. The goal of this partnership is to advance the understanding and develop treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other rare degenerative diseases.

The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) will convene the partnership, bringing together rare neurodegenerative disease experts, including patient communities, advocacy organizations, private entities, and more. According to an agency press release, areas of focus will include patient-focused drug development, characterization of neurodegenerative diseases and their natural history, the identification of molecular targets for neurodegenerative disease, and increased efficiency, predictability, and productivity of clinical development of therapies.

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