Created in partnership with Parkinson’s UK, one of the world’s largest charity funders of Parkinson’s research, the Critical Path for Parkinson’s Consortium (CPP) was launched on October 14, 2015. Traditionally, Parkinson’s has been viewed as a disorder in which individuals don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because specific nerve cells inside their brain have died. Current research indicates that the processes that lead to dopamine deficit start much earlier (decades), making it a pressing need to increase the understanding of Parkinson’s progression. CPP brings together pharmaceutical companies and academic partners working toward a common goal of establishing best practices and more efficient protocols for planning and designing clinical trials in early Parkinson’s.
“It’s our goal that the partnership with the Critical Path Institute will improve the clinical trial process and deliver new and better treatments, faster, to the people who urgently need them,” says Parkinson’s UK Chief Executive Steve Ford.