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Bridging Interventional Development Gaps

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An analysis finds that two NCATS rare diseases programs have led to reduced costs for developing new drugs and reduced financial risks.

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Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs)

The BrIDGs program assists researchers in advancing promising therapeutic agents through late-stage pre-clinical development toward an Investigational New Drug (IND) application and clinical testing. Learn more.

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About BrIDGs

Find out more about the BrIDGs program and its role in advancing new therapeutics.

Scientific Capabilities

BrIDGs offers state-of-the-art expertise and resources for pre-clinical development.

BrIDGs Projects

Explore active and completed pre-clinical development projects supported by BrIDGs.

Why BrIDGs Matters

As of fall 2014, BrIDGs has generated data to support 15 INDs that have been cleared by the FDA and one clinical trial application cleared by Health Canada. A total of 14 projects have been evaluated in clinical trials. Five BrIDGs-supported agents have gone as far as phase II human clinical trials, in which researchers give an experimental therapy to a group of patients to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a treatment. Third-party investors have licensed seven agents during or after their development by BrIDGs. Learn more about BrIDGs projects.