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LaunchBio, UNC’s Catalyst for Rare Diseases, the Rare Disease InfoHub and NCBiotech are partnering to hold a two-day forum focused on nonprofit disease foundation investment and the development of rare disease therapeutics on September 25-26.

LaunchBio’s Invest in Cures, explores how disease foundations are accelerating the pace of commercialization of new therapies and cures for patients. On Wednesday, September 25, LaunchBio welcomes disease foundations to discuss their investment philosophies, explain their fund and deal structures, and describe how they are using deep scientific knowledge to validate early stage technologies and syndicate with other investors.

UNC’s Catalyst for Rare Diseases and the Rare Disease InfoHub are presenting Rare Disease Forum on Thursday, September 26 for stakeholders to discuss the status and potential changes required to overcome the research, clinical, regulatory and economic barriers to effective treatment of rare diseases.