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BioQuant Seminar

Redefining genomic medicine for neglected rare disease populations

Richard Horgan
Cure Rare Disease Organization, Massachusetts, USA
hosted by Dirk Grimm

  10:00 AM     SR41


Richard Horgan is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cure Rare Disease. He has a deep passion for creating systems to enable and accelerate the development of promising science into new therapeutics, in honor of his late brother, Terry, who lived with an ultra-rare form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He formed an interdisciplinary collaboration of world-class researchers and clinicians to pioneer a novel framework to enable the development and financing of therapies for ultra-rare, genetic diseases. Prior to making his foray into biotech, Rich had extensive experience working in new business development at Corning Incorporated, where he led the successful launch of a new product line. He holds a BS from Cornell University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the Blavatnik Fellowship for Life Science Entrepreneurship. Rich was recognized by Insider as one of ‘30 leaders under 40 transforming healthcare in 2020’ and, most recently, was named on the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 list.