Restore - Burn and Wound Research

Restore - Burn and Wound Research

Charity information

Restore - Burn and Wound Research

Millions of people suffer the damaging effects of burn & wound injuries for which there is at present no cure, nor any proven methodology as to treatment. Restore supports research into burns & scars.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    Restore was founded in 1991 to support research into burns and their treatment and to provide for innovative reconstructive surgery, particularly for patients undergoing therapy and surgery for breast cancer. Restore’s philosophy is to take the problem to the research laboratory and return the solution to the patient. To achieve this, we offer Research Fellowships to clinicians. The research undertaken by Restore Fellows in collaboration and under the supervision of world class scientists at the Universities of Bristol, London, Manchester & Oxford, has made significant progress in addressing both the causes, contributory factors and treatment of wounds to avoid scarring

    We believe that we are on the cusp of some exciting breakthroughs in this important area of medicine. It is no exaggeration to emphasise that our collaboration with the NHS and universities is producing results which puts us in a leading position in areas of burns and wound healing research.

  • Aims

    Restore - Burn and Wound Research aims to:

    • Establish the molecular causes of scarring. Target these moelcules with a novel anti-scarring drug. Resurface scars with synthetic skin that exactly mimics human skin. Permit the transplant of skin.
    • Raise £85,000 to fund new equipement for our Dermal Scratch Project - to optimise on a population scale a high fidelity model for testing existing and new therapies to treat human scarring
    • To find the cause of scarring
    • We hope to develop an easily accessible model for assessing treatments for fibrosis at other body sites: we will gain invaluable insights into treating scarring in major heart & lung diseases.
    • Establish objective measures of improvement after burns
  • Overview

    Established: November 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1003899

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 07786176222

    Address: The Clerk to the Trustees c/o Horwood & James LLP 7 Temple Square Aylesbury Bucks Aylesbury HP20 2QB

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  • Effective Scarring Treatments

    Scarring has profound effects on individuals ranging from cosmetic disfigurement to clinic... More