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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (‘DMD’)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (‘DMD’) is a fatal, genetic disease that predominantly affects boys. It has a population of around 50,000 in the developed world and is classified as a rare or orphan disease. DMD is caused by the absence of a protein called dystrophin which is essential in maintaining the healthy function of muscles in the body.

Currently there is no cure.

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C. Difficile Infections

Clostridium difficile infection (‘CDI’) is a major healthcare issue in hospitals and long-term care homes, and increasingly in the wider community. It is a serious illness caused by infection of the colon by the bacteria, C. difficile, which produces toxins that cause inflammation, severe diarrhoea and can in the most serious of cases be fatal.

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