We are experiencing a new era enabled by unencumbered access to high quality data through the emergence of open science initiatives in the historically challenging area of early stage drug discovery. At the same time, many patient-centric organisations are taking matters into their own hands by participating in, enabling and funding research. Here we present the rationale behind the innovative partnership between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)-an open, pre-competitive pre-clinical research consortium and the research-focused patient organisation Myeloma UK to create a new, comprehensive platform to accelerate the discovery and development of new treatments for multiple myeloma.
Low, E., Bountra, C., & Hwa Lee, W. (2016). Accelerating target discovery using pre-competitive open science— patients need faster innovation more than anyone else. Ecancermedicalscience, 10. https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2016.ed57