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DEBRA Funds 4th year towards Novel Gene Technology for Epidermolysis Bullosa

1 October 2019

We are pleased to announce funding for a fourth year of the University of Dundee’s research into novel gene technology for treating Epidermolysis Bullosa has been agreed.

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Merger of US Pharmaceutical and Cell & Gene Therapy companies has potential to develop multiple promising new therapies

20 September 2019

The announcement several days ago of a merger of two US companies in the field of dermatology and cell and gene therapy is very positive news for the future development of therapies and products for EB.

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New Research Supports EB Cancer Trial

12 April 2019

New research suggests Rigosertib may be safe and effective in combating EB cancer. We’re funding a clinical trial to take it to the next stage.

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Dr Adrian Heagerty Recognised for Outstanding Contribution to EB Research

12 November 2018

Dr Adrian Heagerty, Consultant EB Dermatologist at Solihull Hospital, has been awarded a professorship for his contribution to EB research. 

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Important discovery increases understanding of EB

28 June 2018

A research project funded by DEBRA has made an important discovery which could be a first step in developing effective treatments for a specific type of EB. 

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