26th EURORDIS Round Table of Companies Workshop
Rare disease therapies: do we get what we incentivise?
Wednesday, 21st February 2018 – Brussels
The 26th ERTC Workshop brought together 136 participants from over 70 different healthcare companies and organisations.
The development of rare disease therapies requires the right regulatory, economic and political ecosystem to ensure that investments are made in areas where research would not otherwise be carried out. The current European regulatory framework has brought enormous benefits to the rare disease community in terms of the number of orphan designations and indications, as well as paediatric medicines. However, there is increasing political scrutiny of incentives for research and development constantly linked with the high price of innovative medicinal products, whilst at the same time the vast majority of rare diseases are not yet covered by an appropriate therapy. Whilst the current incentives systems have addressed many issues, some remain.
This workshop was successful in:
- taking a balanced look at the role of incentives in therapies development,
- exploring interests and positions on the forthcoming joint evaluation of the legislative framework for orphan and paediatric medicines, as well as the current evaluation of the incentives system,
- addressing the shortcomings of the current system and collectively reflecting on better and more innovative approaches to fulfil important unmet medical needs.
Number of participants: 136
The proceedings from this event will be available soon.
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