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Company Profile:

PatientsLikeMe

Why: Online social connections and shared data offer a new way to improve the understanding and treatment of disease.

Key innovation: Published a peer-reviewed study, based on data volunteered by site users, that countered the results of a clinical trial assessing the effects of lithium on ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Private Company: PatientsLikeMe

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Founded: 2004
Funding Raised: over $20 million

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