Bruce Bloom

Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2009
My work: Targeting small research investments to repurpose existing FDA-approved drugs, treatments and medical devices.
This description of Bruce Bloom's work was prepared when Bruce Bloom was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
Dr. Bruce Bloom has pioneered a way to improve patients’ lives quickly and safely by repurposing existing drugs, treatments and medical devices. Rather than waiting for elusive scientific breakthroughs, Bruce brings researchers, clinicians and philanthropic partners together to speed promising research into patient care to improve quality and length of life for patients with debilitating, but often rare, diseases.
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