Organized by: Laurence Allen
In February 2014, our 19 year old son, J Bradley Allen passed away primarily due to a reaction to Suboxone, an opium based prescription painkiller that was prescribed over a 2 year period after an auto accident. Bradley was an investment banking intern, had set a high school record for rowing at Greenwich Crew and was a first class gentleman. In 2012, based on advances in the life sciences at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, we believe that chronically inflamed human immune systems are the basis for over 150 rare diseases, including Cystic Fibrosis and addictions. We believe a chronically inflamed immune system can be "reset" through the CB2 receptor in the brain. Established in 2014, Corbus Endowment seeks to raise money to help develop these new medical technologies and save lives. Many of these 150 diseases are referred to as "orphan" diseases as less than 100,000 persons in the U.S. suffer from each disease, and therefore, pharmaceutical companies lack sufficient financial incentives to develop commercial products.