DRF grants £40,000 to DMD Care UK project

We are delighted to announce that Duchenne Research Fund has awarded £40,000 to the newly launched DMD Care UK, partnering with the project’s founders Duchenne UK and Joining Jack. Together our three charities will invest £130,000 in the nationwide initiative...

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...
DRF-funded research featured on ITV’s Little Heroes

DRF-funded research featured on ITV’s Little Heroes

We are so proud that the family of our founders, Kerry and Doron Rosenfeld, starred in the first episode of season 2 of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes on ITV this week, highlighting the ground-breaking activity monitoring study that the Duchenne Research...

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...

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...