Plant Grows in Desert

Accelerating the development of cures by working
together in a new way


JDRF and PureTech have formed T1D Innovations to create and fund high-impact companies developing innovative Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) -related therapies.

Who We Are

The Valley of Life is a new funding vehicle dedicated to developing cures by enabling foundations to make mission-driven investments alongside strategic and financial partners while enabling the foundation to reinvest and leverage financial returns.

What We Do

Launched by PureTech, the Valley of Life is focused on bridging the biomedical “valley of death”, the notorious gap that often prevents promising biomedical discoveries from being translated into products that prevent, cure or treat disease. At a time when basic biomedical innovation is flourishing, the development of life-saving medicines is in crisis due to the dramatic underfunding of translational efforts. Building on the pioneering work of several forward-thinking disease foundations that have established the legal and structural precedent for such an effort, we are now driving forward the development of cures with our partners.

Valley of Death


Valley of Life
500 Boylston Street
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02116