Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will hold a hearing entitled “Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases” on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will focus on incentivizing cure development for… read more

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will hold a hearing entitled “Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases” on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will focus on incentivizing cure development for the most deadly diseases. In recent years, U.S. biomedical research and innovation has been lagging. According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. share of global biomedical research and development expenditures declined from 51 percent to 45 percent from 2007-2012. U.S. public sector spending was still the top in the world, but private sector biomedical research and development expenditures declined by almost $13 billion. Witnesses will provide testimony on how to encourage new private investment in biomedical research while also examining the government’s regulatory roadblocks that can hinder private investment.Witnesses: •    Dr. Tom Coburn, Former United States Senator (R-Okla.)•    Mr. Christopher Frangione, Vice President, Prize Development, XPRIZE•    Mr. Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute•    Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Francisco Hearing Details: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253 Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on this page.

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Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases

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111361-1
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States