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Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis to begin collecting blood and data samples for MS Research

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is bringing the quest for a cure home to Boston

The nonprofit has collected blood samples and data from more than 1,400 MS patients and controls across the U.S. and will begin collecting samples in their back yard at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

(Waltham, MA March 6, 2009) -- Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization, today announced that they have finalized plans with Dr. Rip Kinkel and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (BIDMC) to begin the collection of blood and data samples to continue building the largest openly accessible, multi-disciplinary repository ever assembled for use in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research.

"This is something that Accelerated Cure Project has been working on since we started the repository," says Carolyn Cronin, CEO of Accelerated Cure Project. "Having the ability to collect samples from a larger population through accessibility to our sites results in faster and more conclusive MS research. Our repository provides researchers with immediate access to a far greater number of samples than most scientists could collect themselves."

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