BridgeBio Pharma Announces Academic Collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine to Advance Potential Therapies to Treat Genetic Diseases

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on genetic diseases and cancers, today announced a new collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine to identify and translate cutting-edge research into potential therapies for patients with genetic diseases.

“In these challenging times we believe it is more important than ever to be a stalwart partner to academic institutions working to serve patient populations big and small. We look forward to developing a close partnership with scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, which is known for its productive research engine, in the hope of translating innovations into meaningful medicines for patients with unmet medical needs,” said Neil Kumar, Ph.D., BridgeBio founder and CEO.

Baylor College of Medicine’s unique approach to therapeutic development for genetic diseases and precision oncology integrates basic, translational and clinical sciences. Through this collaboration, BridgeBio will work with Baylor College of Medicine to identify and translate promising innovations into potential therapies for patients with genetically driven diseases.

“Together with BridgeBio’s drug development team, we are optimistic that our interdisciplinary team of scientists and physicians will be able to develop new therapeutics for patients in need and further our mission to identify and develop drugs for a wide variety of diseases,” said Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D., chief scientific innovation officer and chair and professor of molecular virology & microbiology at Baylor.

A core part of BridgeBio’s efforts to help patients is the identification of new discoveries in academia. Through its academic collaborations, BridgeBio seeks to revolutionize the relationships between the drug development industry and biomedical researchers by moving away from one-off interactions in favor of engaging and creative partnerships. For a list of some of BridgeBio’s academic partners, please visit Our Partners page.

About BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (BridgeBio) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. BridgeBio’s pipeline of development programs ranges from early science to advanced clinical trials. BridgeBio was founded in 2015 and its team of experienced drug discoverers, developers and innovators are committed to applying advances in genetic medicine to help patients as quickly as possible. For more information visit bridgebio.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. Forward-Looking Statements
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BridgeBio Contact:
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