Welcome to the UK CFGTC website.


Consortium Website Relaunch

As you will see, our website has had a much needed overhaul. This new site is designed to work across all platforms, mobile, platform and desktop.

We still have the same general content, with all of our publications, conference abstracts and general background to our work.

We hope you enjoy the new site.

2 months ago

Gene Therapy Multi-Dose Clinical Trial Update

As you will know we had hoped to announce the outcome of the Multidose Gene Therapy Trial at the upcoming North American CF Conference (NACFC).

The UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium (GTC) only received the first batch of quality-controlled raw data a few days ago, representing perhaps less than half the total information that we will need to look through. We now have thousands of pieces of data to analyse and interpret, something that is just not plausible to do in a credible way in a few days. The CF community, and the GTC, have spent a considerable time reaching this stage, and it would be unthinkable to rush through this to try and produce a conclusion that may not stand up to later in-depth scrutiny.

We will, therefore, not be presenting at the NACFC and I, with several members of the GTC, will remain in the UK to push forward the data analysis as rapidly as possible so that we can publish the data as soon as possible. We are obviously disappointed by the delay, and will update the website as soon as we have further information.

Prof Eric Alton.

2 months ago

Wave II Update.

Lentivirus diagramThe Wave 2 product (CF gene delivered by a virus) that the Consortium has developed in parallel with Wave 1 over the last decade is now progressing rapidly.

We have chosen the final form of the virus that we will take into CF patients, have learnt how to make the quantities that will be needed for the first clinical trial, and have undertaken preliminary safety studies which have not shown any unexpected problems. 

The next stage is to embark on a formal toxicology programme, aiming to be in a first clinical trial in 2017.

2 months ago


About Us
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The Consortium groups are based in three of the leading UK universities. Prior to the formation of the Consortium each group had conducted at least one clinical trial for gene therapy. Therefore, our researchers have been at the forefront of this field for over 20 years.

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Research
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Our research is focussed on the development of gene therapies for CF. Taking research ideas from the lab to the clinic is beyond the reach of most academic groups. The Consortium is different as we have aligned our different groups to focus on their key talents to ensure that we continue to progress.

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Publications
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Since 2004 UKCFGTC members have published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and have presented many posters and presentations at international conferences. Where possible we will provide pdfs of publications. However, most of our conference posters and presentations are available.

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