DRF funds CRISPR research to correct Duchenne mutations

DRF funds CRISPR research to correct Duchenne mutations

The Duchenne Research Fund has awarded a £200,000 grant to the team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (‘Sick Kids’), who are working on using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to correct duplication mutations for Duchenne. Sick Kids’ incoming President and CEO...

Gene therapy for Duchenne: latest news

Five years ago we identified gene therapy as a viable treatment for Duchenne. Today we are reflecting on the exciting and inspiring events of the past week in the gene therapy arena which are now bringing hope and cautious optimism to the Duchenne community. We have...

Solid Biosciences clear to resume IGNITE DMD

Message from Solid Biosciences: “We’re pleased to share with you that the FDA has lifted the clinical hold on IGNITE DMD, our clinical trial investigating SGT-001 as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). SGT-001 is a microdystrophin gene...
DRF funds Newcastle refurbishment

DRF funds Newcastle refurbishment

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, the newly refurbished paediatric area in the Clinical Research Facility at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary was officially opened by Professor Mark Walker and Dr Michela Guglieri. The refurbishment was possible thanks to the generous...
Duchenne Hub day tackles clinical trial access

Duchenne Hub day tackles clinical trial access

The Duchenne Research Fund was delighted to participate in the Duchenne Hub information day held on 18 September 2017 at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The event was hosted by Duchenne UK, organised in conjunction with Hub manager Emma Heslop and the...

Solid Biosciences news

Solid Biosciences recently reported that it has raised up to $50 million which will enable the biotech to continue to advance its programs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, including development of a microdystrophin gene. We are forever grateful to our incredible...

DRF raises £140,000 in Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

The Duchenne Research Fund’s supporters raised a spectacular £140,000 on their Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. On Sunday 9th July 2017, 43 intrepid hikers from London, Manchester and New York donned their walking boots and waterproofs and braved the challenging...

Vamorolone receives Fast Track designation from FDA

We’re pleased to share news from ReveraGen, the company developing the novel steroid alternative Vamorolone (previously called VBP15), that their drug has received Fast Track designation from the FDA, which will speed up the review of Vamorolone. In 2014, Duchenne...