Ben Shaberman will discuss how data enhances the research value of FFB’s patient registry for people with inherited retinal diseases
Results from ProgStar, FFB’s natural history study for people with Stargardt disease, to be used in Vitrisa’s simulation of clinical trial designs for potential therapies
Dr. Henry Klassen, jCyte co-founder and investigator at UC Irvine, provides an update in the video below on the clinical trials for an RP therapy derived from stem cells.
Dr. Christopher Brittain, Genentech medical director, discusses his company’s port delivery system, a tiny capsule implanted into the eye, for delivery of Lucentis® over a period of a few months. The device is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial.
After presenting a poster on a new mutation in the RP gene KIF3B at the ARVO meeting in Honolulu, FFB-funded geneticist Dr. Stephen Daiger discusses the progress that’s been made in genetic testing for people with inherited retinal conditions.
FFB’s own Dr. Steve Rose, chief scientific officer, reviews our commitment to funding and exploring CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing for inherited retinal disease in the video below.
FFB currently funds CRISPR/Cas9 projects at four institutions:
Several research studies have suggested that the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) – which is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, and fish – may be good for your health, including lowering your risk of an early visit from the grim reaper.
At the annual ARVO research conference in Honolulu, I had an opportunity to talk with FFB-funded researcher Shannon Boye, PhD, University of Florida, about her advancement of gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (GUCY2D mutations) toward a clinical trial.
In addition to funding sight-saving research, we at FFB work hard to tell the scientific world about it. That’s because knowledge sharing and collaboration are critical to accelerating the advancement of promising therapies. Progress in developing treatments and cures isn’t made in a vacuum.
Foundation Fighting Blindness, a world leader in retinal research funding, will feature nearly 100 posters and presentations on its: global patient registry, ProgStar natural history study for Stargardt disease, patient genetic testing program, and dozens of FFB-funded basic and translational research efforts. Its pre-ARVO Retinal Innovation Summit is sold out.