Congress Initiators

The BLACKSWAN Foundation is a Swiss foundation supporting research for rare and orphan diseases worldwide by collecting funds. Another goal of the foundation is to improve public understanding of rare and orphan diseases. The foundation is member of EURORDIS, non-governmental patient-driven alliance of patient organization, and ProRaris, the Swiss alliance of patient organizations.

BLACKSWAN Foundation
Via Cantonale 26
CH – 6948 Porza
+41 79 919 68 76

Gebert Rüf Stiftung is a private Swiss science foundation, active in various fields of innovation. Since 2009 it runs the initaitve «Rare Diseases – New Approaches » based on annual calls. The program aims at developing and implementing innovative technologies or approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases. 2 million Swiss Franc per year are invested to this program; up to now 10 projects
out of 106 applications are financed.

Gebert Rüf Stiftung
Bäumleingasse 22
CH – 4051 Basel
+41 61 270 88 24



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