Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

Omalizumab May Be Effective, Safe for RDEB With High IgE Levels

Omalizumab — an antibody against immunoglobulin E (IgE) — may be effective and safe for wound healing in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) and high IgE levels, a small study suggests. The treatment was also safe and well-tolerated, suggesting it may provide a therapeutic alternative for a disease…

Grant Supports Phase 3 Trial of FCX-007 for RDEB

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded Castle Creek Biosciences a research grant to support its Phase 3 clinical trial of FCX-007 (dabocemagene autoficel), an investigational gene therapy for treating wounds in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The grant of $1.82 million, which comes from…

Celebrating Patient Achievements This National Awareness Week

From sharing stories to spreading the word about epidermolysis bullosa (EB) in person and on social media, supporters are poised to mark National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week, which runs annually in the U.S. from Oct. 25–31. According to the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America — coined as…