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BridgeBio Pharma LLC Signs Joint Collaboration Agreement with Cincinnati Children's to Accelerate Development of Genetic Disease Therapeutics

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BridgeBio Pharma LLC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center today announced they are entering into a research collaboration to identify and develop genetic disease therapies. This partnership will combine BridgeBio's strengths in therapeutic development for diseases of high unmet need with Cincinnati Children's world-class researchers and clinicians. As a global research center of excellence, Cincinnati Children's represents an ideal partner for BridgeBio and reinforces BridgeBio's commitment to collaborating with leading researchers toward the mutual goal of discovering new therapies targeting genetic diseases at the source.

"BridgeBio is privileged to partner with leading experts at Cincinnati Children's, an institution whose impact on science and patients we admire. We hope we can help advance the mission by partnering to move therapies forward to patients," said Neil Kumar, co-founder and CEO of BridgeBio.

"We are excited to launch this new alliance with BridgeBio to bring new and innovative therapies to some of the most vulnerable patients impacted by rare and complex genetic diseases," said Margaret Hostetter, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Cincinnati Children's and Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation.

"This collaboration exemplifies Cincinnati Children's commitment to accelerating discoveries towards commercialization through win-win academic-industry partnerships," added Mike Pistone, Director of Acceleration for Cincinnati Children's Innovation Ventures, the group managing this program.

Under the terms of the agreement, BridgeBio will have the opportunity to sponsor and collaboratively develop selected research programs. The agreement represents a flexible model that facilitates accelerated genetic disease research.

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