Our Mission

At Flatley Discovery Lab we have a focus – helping those who live with Cystic Fibrosis.  We have friends, family and staff who live with CF and we are reminded daily how this affects quality of life.  Our singular mission “is to identify and develop superior therapeutics to treat CF and delivery these to patients in the most efficient manner possible.”


A Message from John Flatley

I started Flatley Discovery Lab believing that a cure could be found for CF from our small lab in Charlestown. After many years of effort from a dedicated team of scientists, our work has borne fruit and we are moving forward with a number of promising drugs. We have several candidates in clinical trials that alone or in combination could ultimately be the treatment we have been seeking.

We have been working toward this goal and we have been also praying for it. I feel the two go hand-in-hand. For every child afflicted with this disease we pray for a miracle as we know miracles actually do come true.

At FDL we know that time is of the essence for curing CF. All of us at Flatley Discovery Lab understand that urgency. We are here to help the patient. We are passionate in our mission to cure CF.

John J. Flatley, Founder

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