Description: Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the Vitiligo Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people through research, support and education.OUR FOCUSVitiligo is a complex skin disease with a heavy psychological burden. Over 100 million people worldwide suffer from this disease. 70% of population carry genes that potentially can cause vitiligo although only 0,5-1,5% actually develop it. It results in milky white patches of the skin. It is non-lethal and non-contagious. The cause is unknown and natural course of the disease is generally unpredictable. OUR APPROACHVR Foundation operates as a disease-specific non-profit organization, with a small internal staff managing academic research, clinical and outreach programs. A part of emerging trend, we are bypassing traditional mass-market and orphan drug development indications to expedite product development. We address every phase in the vitiligo drug discovery process, from basic research all the way to the clinic, in order for new treatments to reach patients.OUR TEAMVR Foundation has assembled a strong team of leading research scientists, doctors, pharma and technology development professionals, and provided them with an infrastructure enabling the team to identify, understand and validate promising solutions quickly.OUR RESULTSWe have enjoyed an amazing progress in vitiligo R&D and community support in recent years. The VR Foundation’s research awards have helped to launch the careers of outstanding investigators; gained a better understanding of vitiligo pathogenesis; updated professional skills of healthcare professionals and strengthened the patient’s community. The results underscore the critical role VRF support has in moving the vitiligo specialty forward. For more details on our staff, programs and results please visit our website.

Industry: Biotechnology


Company size: 11-50 employees

XRD rank: 1548365

Headquarter: New York, NY

Ownership: Not for Profit

Founded year: 2010

Skillset: Scientific research, Dermatology, Skincare, Vitiligo, Non-profit, Bio-IT, Biobanking, Bio-informatics, and Clinical Research

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Location: New York, NY 10119, US