OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY
Our researchers and business trained project leaders work closely with industry teams at every stage of Parkinson's disease therapeutic development to advance the most promising ideas for breakthrough treatments.
We're realistic about how for-profit companies are incented to compete and are committed to finding resources -- financial, scientific, collaborative or otherwise -- in support of promising ideas. We typically do not take IP or revenue stakes.
Our unbiased expertise, coupled with our unparalleled view of the field, allows us to broker key introductions and foster critical collaborations that can help propel the best ideas forward on their path toward regulatory approval and marketability. Consider approaching us with potential disease-modifying or symptomatic therapies when you are seeking:
- an injection of non-dilutive capital to improve robustness of pre-clinical or clinical Parkinson's disease data;
- access to predictive tools to inform critical decisions in starting or expanding a Parkinson's disease program;
- a targeted partnership at a specific stage of the Parkinson's disease drug development pipeline;
- the insight of a strategic consultant for the Parkinson's disease field.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation works with industry in the following ways:
The Foundation develops and distributes tools to facilitate research, such as pre-clinical models, antibodies, assays and rich data sets, at low or no cost to the research community. MJFF is spearheading the Parkinson's Disease Research Tools Consortium with industry partners to better understand existing tools and their use in laboratory experiments, as well as to develop new tools to address unmet challenges.
The Foundation enthusiastically partners with companies that wish to benefit from our extensive network and expertise in accelerating shared research goals.
Programmatic partnerships may be structured around particular phases of Parkinson's disease drug development, top therapeutic targets, specific clinical features of Parkinson's, or other aspects of Parkinson's disease drug development. MJFF engages companies to enhance these programs through funding, in-kind contributions, strategic input and more.
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Opportunities for community engagement and sponsorship can help your organization reach its cause marketing and philanthropic goals. Our corporate partners make critical contributions to the Foundationís mission while engaging new and highly motivated audiences through our vibrant social channels and via the Foundationís widespread digital and media footprint. Your support is crucial to growing, enhancing and delivering on our high-impact programs to educate and engage the Parkinsonís community.
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Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI)
Launched in 2010, PPMI is our open-access clinical study to identify biomarkers of Parkinson's disease progression using advanced imaging, biologic sampling and clinical and behavioral assessments. PPMI is a public-private partnership with industry partners, providing financial and/or in-kind support.
Support and Connect with The Michael J. Fox Community
Partnering with The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an effective way to connect with engaged Parkinson's disease audiences. There are sponsorship opportunities at varying levels.