US based organisation, The Parkinson’s Foundation have partnered with Parkinson’s UK and have invested £200,000 into the charity’s Virtual Biotech Company.
The partnership is the first international funding to be received by Parkinson’s UK, and signals the “start of a joint trans-Atlantic mission to fast-track the best scientific ideas towards ground-breaking new treatments for Parkinson’s.” The grant will be used to support a project looking to discover new ways to prevent brain cell death. .
“Parkinsons UK granted £200,000 for Virtual Biotech“
John Lehr, president and chief executive officer at the organisation, is “pleased to partner with Parkinson’s UK to further innovative research that will help the international Parkinson’s community. This collaboration will help us better serve people living with Parkinson’s today while furthering the promise of a cure tomorrow.”
The two organisations also announced that they will partner on an awareness and fundraising event called Parkinson’s Revolution, an indoor cycling experience taking place on February 8, 2020 across the US, Canada and the UK, which will raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research and programmes.