We’re a passionate group working to empower a patient-led future for research and development.

We’re a team of tech enthusiasts and advocates who see that institutions lack incentives to build infrastructure for rare diseases. We believe the way to foster new treatments is to amplify the grassroots work of patient groups who fight for what patients need.

The Comend team

Comend is founded

We re-united to fix broken areas of healthcare after working in drug development and biomedical engineering.

First investment

We received investment from Character Labs to build solutions for rare families. We met Sierra in one of our early user tests.

Launched Librarey

With Sierra's help, we launched a free search platform for rare resources and attended rare disease conferences to gather feedback.

Launching 2 products

We're currently working with several patient groups to build a new scientific communicator and patient data platform.

Co-designed with these organizations so far

Our values

We follow a few guiding principles.

Designed by and for the people
We strive to do everything in partnership with the community. We’re active and empathetic listeners who welcome feedback with open arms. Come build with us.
Build things that last
We move with the urgency needed to disrupt the status quo and accelerate cures but with the self-awareness to avoid breaking things. We aim to create sustainable innovations by building robust products that can last beyond us.
Lead with transparency
We operate with clear incentives that prioritize the needs of patient families. We make decisions and take actions with full transparency to demonstrate our integrity.
Great science can come from you
We’re deep believers in the power of citizen science to solve the world's hardest problems. Our model empowers families from any background to create change for their loved ones.

Meet the team

Want to chat or collaborate? We're all ears! Contact us.

Flawnson and Albert

Join our team

Comend wouldn't exist without our incredible team and we're always looking to grow. If you want to get involved have a look at our openings.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible work hours
  • 21 days of paid vacation
  • Annual team retreats
  • Equity and ownership
  • A great work environment
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Let us know what you want

Try out our existing tools and tell us what we can build next to help your patient group flourish.

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