MIT NEWDIGS Hosts Design Lab on New Gene and Oncology Therapy Financing Models

Industry leaders, patient advocates, policymakers collaborate to lower barriers to potentially curative treatments

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—The MIT NEW Drug Development ParadIGmS (NEWDIGS) initiative, an international biomedical innovation “think and do tank” involving a range of stakeholders in the healthcare system, hosted a collaborative Design Lab to explore ways to make potentially curative—but expensive—therapies available to patients as […]

Hilary Malone joins MIT NEWDIGS Executive Committee

Regulatory and business leader will help accelerate system-wide biomedical innovation

Dr Hilary MaloneCAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 1 MARCH 2017—The MIT New Drug Development Paradigms Initiative (NEWDIGS) announced today that Hilary Malone, Chief Regulatory Officer for pharmaceutical company Sanofi, has joined the NEWDIGS Executive Committee. Sanofi is a strategic partner of […]

MIT NEWDIGS Hosts Design Lab on Clinical Trial Innovation

Biomedical Innovation Initiative Supporting New NIH-Funded Trial Innovation Center

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—The MIT NEW Drug Development ParadIGmS (NEWDIGS) initiative, an international biomedical innovation “think and do tank”, co-hosted an “Efficacy to Effectiveness Clinical Trial” Design Lab in partnership with the Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the new Johns Hopkins University (JHU) – Tufts Medical Center […]

Kay Larholt joins MIT NEWDIGS as Director of Integrated Knowledge Solutions

Industry veteran will lead development of new decision support technologies

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—The MIT New Drug Development Paradigms Initiative (NEWDIGS) announced today the hire of Dr. Kay M. Larholt as their Director of Integrated Knowledge Solutions. Dr. Larholt will lead a portfolio of activities focused on “Knowledge Generation and Use 2.0,” a critical component of Adaptive Biomedical […]

OpEd: Mark Trusheim & Peter B. Bach on How the US Can Beat Hepatitis C

How the US Can Beat Hepatitis C: Don’t buy the pills, buy the company
Pharma veteran and physician advance provocative solution to overcome treatment costs

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—In an article published today in Forbes, Visiting Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management Mark Trusheim and co-author Peter B. Bach, a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer […]

Special Issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics spotlights Adaptive Biomedical Innovation

Expert views on strategies for getting new science to patients faster, safely, and affordably

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 9, 2016—Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (CPT), a cross-disciplinary journal in experimental and clinical medicine, in collaboration with the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) and its New Drug Development Paradigms (NEWDIGS) initiative, published a special issue today focusing on […]

NEWDIGS convenes healthcare leaders to pioneer new pharmaceutical financing strategies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 27, 2016 — Patient advocates, healthcare payers, industry, and academic stakeholders gathered today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to map out a new strategy for designing and piloting innovative financing and reimbursement models for promising, and possibly curative, new medicines. The project is called Financing and Reimbursement of Cures in […]

European Rare Diseases advocate EURORDIS joins as NEWDIGS member

International collaboration aims to improve healthcare for people living with a rare disease

BOSTON, PARIS, 1 JULY 2016—MIT’s NEW Drug Development ParadIGmS (NEWDIGS) program announced today that EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe, the European Organisation for Rare Diseases, has joined its international effort to accelerate delivery of new, better, affordable therapeutics to patients faster. NEWDIGS brings together pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators, insurers, patient advocacy groups, and other healthcare stakeholders to design modern systems that connect scientific discovery to patient care. […]

Gigi Hirsch with Alberto Grignolo on DIA Global Forum Podcast: “An Urgent Imperative Now to Learn Quickly”

Listen to a conversation between Dr. Alberto Grignolo, Deputy Editor of DIA Global Forum, and NEWDIGS Executive Director and DIA 2016 Conference Co-Chair Dr. Gigi Hirsch discuss the challenges of healthcare system redesign in an era of groundbreaking science and new medical therapies.

Dr Hirsch is also participating in the DIA 2016 panel discussion “Europe and […]

Mark Trusheim featured in Nature News Article: Financing Cures

Mark Trusheim, Director of NEWDIGS Strategic Initiatives, is quoted in the Nature News article “Promising gene therapies pose million-dollar conundrum“. He spoke at BIO on June 8th presenting on “Curative Therapies: Aligning Policy with Science to Ensure Patient Access.”

NEWDIGS will soon be launching a project on financing and reimbursement of cures in the US […]