News Release

BridgeBio Pharma and the University of California, San Diego Announce Collaboration to Advance Treatments for Genetically Driven Conditions

04.13.2021 at 7:45 AM EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO), and the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) today announced a partnership to translate research in genetically driven conditions into potential therapeutic applications for patients, with a focus on oncology and neurology.

“UC San Diego is a leading research institution with a top pharmacology department and a strong profile in neurology and oncology. By leveraging their expertise through our collaboration partnership, we hope to advance discoveries into potential treatments as quickly and safely as possible,” said BridgeBio founder and CEO Neil Kumar, Ph.D.

Under this partnership, BridgeBio and UC San Diego will collaborate on identifying research programs with strong potential for therapeutic applications that address areas of unmet need. BridgeBio will potentially sponsor research programs and support the development of identified programs toward potential clinical investigation through its licensing and affiliate development model.

“Our world-renown scientists have deep knowledge into genetically driven conditions. Coupling our cross-disciplinary, flexible approach to advancing research with BridgeBio’s developmental expertise and collaborative model presents tremendous opportunity to realize the potential of our work,” said UC San Diego Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization Paul Roben. “I look forward to seeing our collaboration advance around our shared mission to develop life-changing therapies and give patients new hope.”

BridgeBio partners with top academic and research institutions, including UC San Diego, to support early, promising research in genetically driven diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. Today BridgeBio also announced formal partnerships with Brown University, GlycoNet, The Lundquist Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of California, Davis – for a total of 20 partnerships between BridgeBio and leading academic and research institutions to date. For a list of some of the institutions BridgeBio is partnered with, please visit Our Partners page.

With trust, respect and science at the forefront of all collaborations, BridgeBio continuously seeks long-term partnerships with similar institutions that are rooted in trust, engagement, science and respect in order to drive forward its mission of developing life-changing medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions, including in oncology and neurology, as quickly and safely as possible.

About BridgeBio Pharma
BridgeBio is a 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 over 30 development programs ranges from early science to advanced clinical trials and its commercial organization is focused on delivering the company’s first approved therapy. 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.

BridgeBio Pharma Forward-Looking Statements:
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UC San Diego Contact:
Michelle Franklin
UC San Diego
m1franklin@ucsd.edu

BridgeBio Contact:
Grace Rauh
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
Grace.rauh@bridgebio.com
(917) 232-5478