In the week
of the Invest in ME Conference 2014 events in London the
charity is pleased to announce that the research fund
which was set up for the Invest in ME UK UK rituximab
clinical trial project has now reached £310,000.
Thanks to a
new donation of £5000 from an Invest in ME supporter the
amount raised/pledged already is within reach of the
donation comes on the back of generous donations and
amazing efforts of supporters with imaginative ideas of
raising awareness and funding for the charity's project.
and support from around the world for the charity has
ME set up this trial with UCL in 2013 following a year
of preparation and effort to enable the right conditions
for this project.
advisor Professor Jonathan Edwards and the skilled team
of Dr Jo Cambridge at UCL we have made rapid progress in
a short time (see
our May status update here).
in ME UK clinical trial project clinical complements
the Norwegian Bergen Haukeland multi-centre clinical
trial which has just received extra funding from the
Kavli Fond, and for which the Norwegian government
appears to have ring-fenced further funds.
congratulate the Norwegians (both researchers and
patient organisations such as EMEA Norway member Norges
ME Forening and campaigns such as ME and YOU) for the excellent work that has gone into
establishing this promising base of research.
has been to Bergen to discuss the research and we
continue to work with the Norwegians to support each
All involved will be at the Invest in ME
Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium and IIMEC9
International ME Conference events at the end of May in
We continue our efforts to raise the remaining
Again we thank our supporters who have
done so much to change things (see
our supporters - an international event).
We thank all those who are supporting this trial and
we will continue to provide information on the
status of the trial as we progress.
Letís Do Research! Letís Do It For ME!
Click here to see/download our posters for the IIME UK rituximab trial.