Vamorolone approved in the US

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved Vamorolone for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in children and adults aged 2 and over. It will be sold under the brand name Agamree and is expected to be available in the US in early 2024. This...

FDA approves first gene therapy for Duchenne

It has been a busy time in the Duchenne arena. In the US, the FDA has granted accelerated approval for the gene therapy treatment SRP-9001. This is the first time a gene therapy for Duchenne has been approved anywhere in the world, and represents a very exciting step...

See the smart suit that is changing children’s lives

On Rare Disease Day, watch Eli Crossley, son of our friend and Duchenne UK co-founder Emily, as he talks about – and demonstrates – the amazing technological developments that are being trialled for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The ‘smart...

Solid completes acquisition of AavantiBio

We are pleased to share that Solid Biosciences has completed its acquisition of gene therapy company AavantiBio, to create a genetic medicine company focused on neuromuscular and cardiac rare disease, with a continued, strong focus on Duchenne. At this pivotal moment...

Parents urged to read new cardiac recommendations for Duchenne

DMD Care UK’s new cardiac care recommendations have been published in the BMJ Open Heart journal. All Duchenne parents and caregivers are being urged to read the new guidance and share with their networks, as protecting the heart early is crucial to preventing...

DRF-funded project aims to screen for neurobehavioural issues

The Duchenne Research Fund is pleased to share an update on the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) project we funded in the United States to address neurobehavioural and psychosocial issues in Duchenne. In 2021 we awarded an £80,000 grant to PPMD to support its...

Santhera and ReveraGen share latest vamorolone study results

We are pleased to share the announcement from Santhera Pharmaceuticals and ReveraGen BioPharma of new topline results after completion of the VISION-DMD study at week 48. VISION-DMD was a pivotal double-blind Phase 2b study designed to demonstrate efficacy and safety...