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.
In 2001 the UK's three UK's three leading Cystic Fibrosis gene therapy groups joined together as one organisation, the UKCFGTC, to share expertise and funding
The aim of this collaboration was to bring the three research groups together to focus on a single common goal of making gene therapy for CF a clinical reality.
The Consortium is now the world's largest gene therapy group focused on a single disease, with a combined staff of over 50. We have recently completed one of the world’s largest gene therapy clinical trials for CF. This multi-dose trial will be the first ever opportunity to find out if our gene therapy can result in clinical benefit.
Saturday, August 2nd 2014