Advancing the science of hope

Andrew Powaleny   |     June 13, 2016   |   SHARE THIS

Developing new medicines is a challenging undertaking, and the science is only getting harder. As our understanding of science grows, so does the complexity of developing new medicines, particularly as treatments are increasingly becoming personalized to individual patients. Yet through it all, America’s biopharmaceutical researchers and scientists are tireless in their pursuit of new treatments and cures for patients.


Every day, patients around the world are living longer, healthier lives thanks to innovative medicines developed by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies. New treatments and cures for diseases such as hepatitis C, high cholesterol and cancer are transforming treatment for patients. With over 7,000 medicines in development around the globe, patients have more reason to be hopeful than ever before.

As a new effort on our From Hope to Cures platform, today we’re excited to continue spotlighting the Science of Hope by America’s biopharmaceutical industry. This effort includes a new webpage that provides resources on the complexity behind promising scientific advances. It also discusses new and powerful tools to improve and accelerate the development of safe and effective medicines for the 21st century.

Within the new the new webpage, you will find the following information:

  • Scientific Advances: Explore the progress the biopharmaceutical industry has made in medical research and development.
  • In the Pipeline: Learn about promising new medicines in development.
  • People Behind the Science: Find out more about the men and women dedicated to bringing new treatments and cures to patients.
  • Glossary of Terms: Look up definitions for commonly-used terms related to medical research and biopharmaceutical innovation.

To learn more about what America’s biopharmaceutical researchers and scientists are doing to advance the science of hope, visit: www.fromhopetocures.org/scienceofhope.

Andrew Powaleny

Andrew Powaleny Andrew Powaleny is Director of Public Affairs at PhRMA. Before joining PhRMA in 2015, he worked at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and later as a communications consultant. Andrew came to Washington, D.C. via Connecticut and proudly runs with the DC Front Runners and serves as its co-race director. He is also a member of the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association and a proud alum of The Fund for American Studies. He’s passionate about scientific innovation, especially for mental illness, and his heroes are the men and women of America’s biopharmaceutical research companies.

Topics: Research and Development, FDA, FDA Modernization

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