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Current UK funded projects

Current UK funded projects

Below you will find information about current UK funded research projects. For more information on international EB research visit DEBRA International.

Akker, DEBRA Clinical Research Fellow (Dundee) - Development of Novel Gene Technology for Treating Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Inman-South 1 (Dundee) – TGFβ signalling in RDEB Squamous Cell Carcinoma

McLean 12 (Dundee, Scotland) - EBS Genotyping Database

Mellerio 1 (London) – To document a Natural History of EB and validate Clinical Endpoints appropriate to therapy evaluation by industry and regulatory authorities

South 3 (USA, Austria & UK) - "First in EB" Phase II Trial for Rigosertib RDEB SCC

McGrath 21 (London) - PRUMEC/PRUSTEM

Chapple 1 (Birmingham) - Understanding bacteria and immune cells in EB Skin to improve treatment options

Eming 1 (Cologne, Germany) - Understanding the complications of wound healing in patients with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Jonkman 1 - (Groningen - Netherlands) -Exploring Cannabinoid medicines to treat Pain & Itch in Adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa

Castiglia 1 - (Rome - Italy) - Repurposing Drugs to Treat Fibrosis Associated with RDEB

Smaller grants funded by DEBRA UK:

Hickerson 1 (Dundee) - Development of a Skin Fragility Assessment Tool

Hickerson 2 (Dundee) - ­­­Delivery of antisense oligonucleotides to the basal layer using ultrasound

Projects funded by Cure EB (formerly known as the Sohana Research Fund):

LENTICOL (London) – A prospective phase I study of lentiviral-mediated COL7A1 gene-corrected autologous fibroblast therapy


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