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The FNIH Biomarkers Consortium embraces the BEST

The Biomarkers Consortium aims to facilitate drug development with biomarkers across a range of diseases. Here, we briefly highlight its accomplishments so far and its recent expansion in scope to include related tools along the lines of the Biomarkers, EndpointS and other Tools (BEST) resource, such as patient-reported outcomes and clinical outcome assessments.
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Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, MD, USA.

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Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, North Bethesda, MD, USA.

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Cambridge, MA, USA.
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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 18, 567-568 (2019)

doi: 10.1038/d41573-019-00015-w

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the contribution of J. Altshuler and S. Staats from Altshuler and Staats for their work on the strategic analysis, as well as the support and feedback from the members of the Biomarkers Consortium executive committee, particularly P. Herrling, chair of the executive committee and FNIH board member.

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Competing Financial Interests

J.A.W. is an employee of Takeda Pharmaceuticals. J.P.M., C.A., L.S.B., G.E., C.L. and A.M. declare no conflicts.

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