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Lupus Research Update: 2012 Volume 4

Volume 4, 2012 - Online Edition | In This Issue

2012: A Year of Tremendous Achievement >
Silicon Chip May Offer More Complete Diagnosis >
Insights into Lupus: Looking at Chromosomal Variations >
Collaboration Aims to Swiftly Develop New Lupus Therapies >
Faces of Lupus: A Mother and Daughter Story >
Lupus News Corner >

Collaboration Aims to Swiftly Develop New Lupus Therapies

The ALR recently joined forces with the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) in an effort to quickly move success in the lab to new and effective treatments for patients with lupus.

CTI was recently created by Pfizer to establish partnerships with academic medical centers to transform research and development through a focus on translational medicine. The ALR will bring its unparalleled expertise in funding the world's best lupus research to this collaboration.

Over the next two years, the ALR and CTI will provide up to $2 million to scientists at as many as four academic medical centers.

"The ALR is thrilled to be working with CTI and hopes that together this joint-venture will bring new treatment options," says ALR President Kenneth M. Farber.

As a unique platform in lupus research, the new grant mechanism will allow for an unprecedented opportunity for the advancement of lupus research and will enable an even more significant number of research projects to be funded.

Looking toward the future, the ALR and CTI hope to support the ideas of brilliant investigators working at 20 of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country — all with the aim of developing and moving new treatments into clinical trials.

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