Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute Launch National Initiative
CLEVELAND, OHIO & COLUMBIA, MARYLAND – October 8, 2014
Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute announce a new partnership, The Gund-Harrington National Initiative for Fighting Blindness, focused on finding treatments and cures for people affected by diseases that lead to blindness. Together, the two organizations will create the National Center for Excellence in Fighting Blindness, which will provide up to $50 million in new funding and expert resources to support the drug development projects of up to 30 physician-scientists at academic medical centers nationwide. These physician-scientists will also have access to BioMotiv, the for-profit accelerator of The Harrington Project.