The Linux Foundation Hosts Project to Decentralize and Accelerate Drug Development for Rare Genetic Diseases

OpenTreatments and RareCamp creator Sanath Kumar Ramesh built the project to address his sons rare disease now that work will be available to all in an effort to accelerate treatments.

SAN FRANCISCO Calif. March 31 2021 The Linux Foundation the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source and the OpenTreatments Foundation which enables treatments for rare genetic diseases regardless of rarity and geography today announced the RareCamp software project will be hosted at the Linux Foundation. The Project will provide the source code and open governance for the OpenTreatments software platform to enable patients to create gene therapies for rare genetic diseases.

The project is supported by individual contributors as well as collaborations from companies that include Baylor College of Medicine Castle IRB Charles River Columbus Childrens Foundation GlobalGenes Odylia Therapeutics RARE-X and Turing.com.

OpenTreatments and RareCamp decentralize drug development and empowers patients families and other motivated individuals to create treatments for diseases they care about. We will enable the hand off of these therapies to commercial governmental and philanthropic entities to ensure patients around the world get access to the therapies for the years to come said Sanath Kumar Ramesh founder of the OpenTreatments Foundation and creator of RareCamp.

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