DRF-funded drug shows success in clinical trial

We are pleased to share that Vamorolone, an alternative medicine to corticosteroids, has shown positive results in a Phase 2 Study. Vamorolone was developed as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to offer the benefits of steroids, but without some of the side...

Watch the highlights of An Evening with the DRF

Watch the highlights of Gavriel Rosenfeld in conversation with Dr Ronni Cohn at our virtual event: An Evening with the Duchenne Research Fund. More than 400 people tuned in to hear Gavriel talk about living with Duchenne, mental health, juggling school and hospital...

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...