The Ryuh Biomedical Research Foundation is a non-profit (tax-exemption pending) working to better realize the return on America's world-leading investment in biomedical research.
The “valley of death” - a compelling opportunity
"Significant increases in National Institutes of Health (NIH) spending on medical research have not produced corresponding increases in new treatments and cures. Instead, laboratory discoveries remain in what has been termed the “valley of death,” the gap between bench research and clinical application. Recently, there has been considerable discussion in the literature and scientific community about the causes of this phenomenon and how to bridge the abyss."
Scott F. Roberts et al., “Transforming Science Into Medicine,” ACADEMIC MEDICINE, vol. 87:3 / March 2012.
To operate a biomedical research laboratory to proactively bridge the “valley of death” between basic-science discoveries made in the laboratory and the patients who need them to work at the bedside.
Our research laboratory focuses on the ‘translational research’ needed to move basic-science breakthroughs towards useful clinical applications ('bench to bedside'). We will work directly with federal and university technology transfer offices to in-license promising basic science technology. Our proximity to world-class research institutions in the Washington, D.C. area (such as the NIH) gives us access to expertise, talent, technical knowledge, and training to successfully develop the nascent technology.