IBD Research to Advance with Boehringer Ingelheim New Partnerships

IBD Research to Advance with Boehringer Ingelheim New Partnerships
Boehringer Ingelheim recently announced a new collaboration with four leading U.S. scientific institutions to advance research and development of new therapeutic strategies for patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The four new partners of the company are the Massachusetts General Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Scripps Research Institute. The goal of these partnerships is to identify and assess biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets to answer the unmet medical needs of IBD patients. All four institutions support Boehringer Ingelheim’s vision of transforming how immune diseases are treated. “Academia-industry collaborations are an extraordinarily effective way to advance research and we recognize the importance of joining forces with leading experts to effectively develop innovative therapies,” said Clive Wood, senior corporate vice president Discovery Research at Boehringer Ingelheim in the company’s press release. “We must gain a better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the onset and development of IBD-related diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. With these collaborations, we aim to transform the treatment of immune diseases to ultimately improve lives of patients and those who care for them.” The partners at the Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Andrea Cerutti, Dr. Miriam Merad, and Dr. Sergio Lira, will help define the innate and adap
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