Cure Rare Disease Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Laboratory

On Saturday, March 16, Cure Rare Disease celebrated the grand opening of our new laboratory in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Families, friends, advocates, and CRD partners gathered for the lab opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Lab renovations were partially funded through a $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal supported our acquisition of this grant, allowing Cure Rare Disease to update the existing facilities. Senator Blumenthal joined us for the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

“This picture is worth 1000 of my words,” said Senator Blumenthal, referencing the mural depicting images of CRD families overlaid on a photo of Terry Horgan.

Attendees were invited to tour the renovated lab facilities, which include brand new lab benches and chemical hoods. This space will be used by Cure Rare Disease researchers to expand our R&D efforts to develop therapeutic treatments for rare neuromuscular diseases.

10,000 square feet will be dedicated to CRD’s research, with 15,000 square feet expected to be leased to other life science companies. This lab will allow us to support our growing efforts to advance genetic therapies to treat rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders. 

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