“On June 23, FasterCures hosted a meeting of the nonprofit disease research foundations in The Redstone Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN). The meeting focused on the important strategic role that foundation funders of research can play in shepherding promising research through the pipeline or continuum, particularly through the ‘valley of death’ that exists between government-funded basic discovery and commercial development.”

Jeff Shrager, a CommerceNet external fellow and Chief Technology Officer at CollabRx, demonstrated a virtual biotech, a Web-based collaborative research platform that enables funding organizations and research teams to manage, track, and prioritize their operations, as well as to share data, knowledge, resources, and services.

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