Funding The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa. We are one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). We are funded by the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Merck Serono combines leading-edge expertise in two different areas of drug development and manufacturing: new chemical entities (NCEs) and new biological entities (NBEs). This enables us to broaden our research base and help bring innovative pharmaceuticals to patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.