ReveraGen receives $3.3m NIH grant for Vamorolone

ReveraGen BioPharma has received a $3.3 million grant from the NIH – the US National Institutes of Health – for their ongoing work on the steroid alternative treatment Vamorolone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The NIH Commercialization Readiness Pilot...

Solid announces collaboration with Ultragenyx

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical and Solid Biosciences have announced a strategic collaboration and license agreement to focus on the development and commercialisation of new gene therapies for Duchenne. The collaboration brings together Solid’s expertise in muscle biology...

Update on Ignite DMD from Solid Biosciences

Solid Biosciences has issued an update on IGNITE DMD, the Phase I/II clinical study with its microdystrophin gene therapy, SGT-001. The most recent child dosed in the study has experienced a serious adverse event (SAE), and thankfully, he is now improving. He is being...

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...

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...

ReveraGen BioPharma licenses option to develop Vamorolone with Actelion

We’re sharing news that ReveraGen BioPharma has licensed an option to develop Vamorolone with Actelion Ltd. Vamorolone is the first in-human steroid like compound that has shown in animal models to have many of the benefits of corticosteroids, without the many side...

DRF-funded drug development programme receives further £4.6 million

The Duchenne Research Fund, the Duchenne Children’s Trust and Joining Jack and are delighted with the news from the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre that they have received £4.6 million in European funding for a Phase II clinical trial for Vamorolone –...

DRF-funded study shows encouraging results in combating muscle-wasting

Professor Dame Kay Davies (University of Oxford) and her group have recently published encouraging results of a study to test new second-generation compounds to increase the level of utrophin protein as a treatment for boys and men with Duchenne and Becker muscular...