AFM-Telethon takes action in various fields, from research, development and bioproduction of innovative therapies for rare diseases to care for patients and their relatives. The association also advocates to defend patients’ rights and takes part in international activities. Discover our actions to fight disease.
A strategy of general interest
The AFM-Telethon has chosen to implement a strategy of public interest to benefit as many people as possible.
To accelerate the development of innovative treatments for rare diseases, the AFM-Telethon has created its own laboratories. Devoted to gene therapy of rare diseases (Genethon), to stem cells (I-Stem) and to myology (Institute of myology), they are now international leaders in their field. Located within the Institute for rare disease biotherapies, the Association’s three laboratories play a major role in the medical revolution.
Our support for research
Treatments and therapeutic innovation are born out of the knowledge of genes and the understanding of the mechanisms causing disease. Beyond its three pioneering laboratories combined within the Biotherapies Institute for rare diseases, AFM-Telethon has been developing collaborations for many years with scientists from all over the world.
Our commitment to innovation
Encouraging innovation, creating pathways between academic research and private research, supporting those involved in developing the drug: the AFM-Telethon is investing to speed up the arrival of innovative biotherapies.
Our actions to support patients
AFM-Telethon is battling on all fronts, from access to diagnosis and appropriate treatment to close support, giving priority to the search for innovative solutions and a response to the needs of patients.
Our international activities
AFM-Telethon puts the power of patients at the core of its international activities, with the aim of strengthening the place of French neuromuscular patients in Europe and in the world.