Market Failure? kENUP and YUVEDO High-Level Online Event Kick-starts Call for Projects Tackling the Growing Threat of Parkinson’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases.

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Friday, 18 September 2020, YUVEDO Foundation and kENUP Foundation held a high-level online conference to kick-start an open public call for projects tackling the growing threat of Parkinson’s (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). Despite the predictable medical, social and economic challenges of NDDs, too little has happened in recent years to address the underlying causes of NDDs.

An expert report by Professor Maier-Rigaud of NERA Economic Consulting presented at the conference, showed that there are indications for market and regulatory failure around the development of interventions against PD and other NDDs: High risk in product development is associated with massive cost but little potential profit. This has meant that many pharmaceutical companies have stopped their R&D investment in drugs or biologicals for the prevention and treatment of NDDs.

‘Project Brainstorm aims at developing a financing mechanism setting the right incentives to eliminate underlying market failures’

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