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About Us

Modelled on Harrington Discovery Institute’s US sister programme, the Fund for Cures UK is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting academic researchers and breakthrough discovery in the UK.

The Fund for Cures UK provides the financial capital, industry-experienced guidance, and business management needed to advance basic drug discoveries into the clinical realm. We’ll help move your project beyond the high-risk, early stages of drug development to the point where the pharmaceutical industry will invest to bring the drugs to market.

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About the Call

Through this call, we will help move near-term drug programs into human clinical trials and expand the pipeline of earlier stage therapies to address deadly viruses in the future. The Harrington Scholar Award for Coronavirus includes $150k guaranteed, with the potential to receive up to $1 million in charitable support

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Areas of Focus

We seek breakthrough, differentiated technologies and discoveries that treat Coronaviruses. Specifically, we are looking for: 

  • Novel therapies that can target Coronavirus and its co-morbidities, such as impact on lungs and heart.
  • Broad-spectrum anti-viral therapies, particularly targeting respiratory viruses. 
  • Next generation vaccines that may target new Corona strains, multiple Corona viruses or more than one type of virus.
  • Emergency countermeasures/prophylaxis strategies for first responders and emergency medical personnel to be administered either once or short-term.
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Award Benefits

  • Grant Funding
  • Drug Development Expertise
  • CRO Network
  • Co-Investment in Startups

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