Ralph Passarella, Reify Health CEO

Reify Health thinks clin­i­cal tri­als can be rep­re­sen­ta­tive by 2030 — and it’s se­cured the cap­i­tal to help part­ners put in the work 

Drug de­vel­op­ers have lacked on the di­ver­si­ty front for years, es­pe­cial­ly when it comes to test­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion­al treat­ments, vac­cines and oth­er tools to fight dis­eases.

The in­dus­try has beefed up re­sources and ini­tia­tives in re­cent years, but the prob­lem is like­ly to take years and years of work to en­sure clin­i­cal tri­als are rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the pop­u­la­tion and the peo­ple that are dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly af­fect­ed by cer­tain dis­eases. And the FDA re­leased new draft guid­ance last week to tell drug­mak­ers and med­ical de­vice man­u­fac­tur­ers that they should set goals for en­roll­ment and spec­i­fy their re­ten­tion strate­gies.

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