You can accelerate drug development in MG

(Myasthenia gravis)

Important research records are trapped in hospitals across the country. As a result, drug researchers can’t access the information they need to advance treatments.

But as a patient, you can. Unlock your records and contribute them to research, privately and securely.

Questions? Check out our FAQ
By joining the MG program, you will help advance new research. If you know other patients or families who may be interested, you can help by sharing this link.
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Who’s involved?

Nicholas Silvestri (University at Buffalo)
Nicholas Silvestri (University at Buffalo)
Pushpa Narayanaswami (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Pushpa Narayanaswami (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
RDMD Research for MG is approved and monitored by an independent ethics review board called WIRB (Western Institutional Review Board). WIRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects. They provide in-depth regulatory expertise to support development of research protocols and documentation.Read more.

Why join the MG program?

Key benefits for you:

Reduce the time for Myasthenia gravis drug development

All your medical data in one place

Follow new clinical trials

Make your de-identified health information part of multiple research projects


Your dashboard
Your dashboard

Our work with MG research

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular condition characterized by weakness in the muscles involved in voluntary movement and breathing. It occurs when a person develops antibodies that block communication between nerve impulses and muscles. MG results in muscle weakness and muscle fatigue that can fluctuate from mild to severe throughout the day. Many patients have weakness in the eye muscles, causing droopy eyelid and double vision. Muscles involved in facial movement, speech, swallowing, neck movement, and limb movement can also be affected. Involvement of the respiratory muscles may cause difficulty breathing and can be very dangerous. While MG is a rare condition, it is believed to be underdiagnosed. It can present at any age, with females typically diagnosed younger than men. While there are several treatments that can help manage MG, including immunotherapies, they are not 100% effective and there is no cure. New therapies are needed to help MG patients.

  • Jumpstart
  • Accelerate
  • Insights

The MG program is in the jumpstart stage.

Be part of research

How it works

Sign up

1. Sign up

Create your private account and review our research consent (takes about 10 minutes)

We get to work

2. We get to work

We do all the behind-the-scenes work to retrieve and process your records

Empower research

3. Empower research

Track your contribution to research projects and, based on your records, find out if you qualify for new clinical trials based on your records

Be part of research

Questions? Check out our FAQ

Our values & principles.

1
Patients own their data

We believe that the only way to keep data accessible to the researchers who need it is by enabling patients to own and control their own data. Patients decide for themselves whether they want to privately and securely contribute to research, rather than having the decision made on their behalf.

2
We protect patient privacy

We abide by a strict research consent and privacy policy. We only share de-identified data with researchers, foundations, and therapeutic companies with patients’ consent. Protecting the privacy of patients and ensuring the security of their information is our highest priority.

3
Researchers gain access

We aim to make useful data accessible to all researchers who have legitimate research questions or research programs. For academic research, we offer access without charge. We take research ethics seriously, and we have policies in place to ensure that research is conducted with integrity.

4
Inclusiveness in the community

We don’t like to take sides—we give all members of the community the option to get involved. Success in rare disease research takes a village and we always welcome additional collaborators who can advance and benefit from the mission.

5
Driving forward therapeutic development

Our primary mission is to accelerate drug development, so we prioritize generating insights specifically relevant to therapeutic research. We invest deeply in quality, security, and compliance to make this a reality.