News Release

BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. and UC Davis Establish Collaboration to Transform Research into Potential Therapies for Genetically Driven Diseases

04.13.2021 at 7:42 AM EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO) today announced a collaboration with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), to advance research and the development of investigational medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions and cancers.

“UC Davis is a top-tier research university and we feel honored to get the chance to collaborate closely with the talented team there as we work to discover, create, test and deliver breakthrough medicines for people who are suffering from genetic diseases,” said BridgeBio founder and CEO Neil Kumar, Ph.D.

Under the agreement, the BridgeBio team will work closely with investigators at UC Davis to seek and evaluate potential research projects in genetic disease and precision oncology.

“We have a great appreciation for BridgeBio’s vision to create new pathways that connect innovative research to potential treatments for diseases that may not otherwise be pursued in the marketplace,” said Bill Tucker, interim associate vice chancellor for Innovation and Technology Commercialization at UC Davis. “We are thrilled to combine our expertise in the hope of expanding the impact of our research to help those in need.”

BridgeBio collaborates with stand-out academic institutions, including UC Davis, to support research around genetically driven conditions and is focused on rapidly translating findings into meaningful treatments for patients. 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, San Diego – 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 a diverse pipeline encompassing investigational therapies for rare diseases and genetically validated cancers, BridgeBio provides the insights and support needed to rapidly progress therapeutic research from labs to clinical development. BridgeBio intends to develop similar long-term partnerships based on trust, engagement, science and respect to support its mission of developing life-changing medicines for patients with genetically driven conditions 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

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BridgeBio Contact:
Grace Rauh
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
(917) 232-5478

UC Davis Contact:
AJ Cheline
Director or Marketing and Communications
UC Davis Office of Research