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 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...
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...