8th July 2021

Imperial College London are conducting the DAVE study, an RCT to determine whether the use of a decellularised dermis (DCD) Allograft in addition to compression therapy, promotes healing in chronic venous leg ulceration compared to compression therapy alone. Participants will be randomised to either compression therapy alone or DCD in addition to compression. Click here to read the study summary for more information.

The study, led by Professor Alun Davies, is being conducted across a number of secondary care sites in the UK. As study recruitment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the team are now looking to identify additional secondary care sites to recruit to this NIHR portfolio study. Owing to the impact of COVID-19, the team fully understand that potential sites may not be able to proceed with set-up until the latter part of 2021 and are happy to commence discussions in the meantime.

For more information and to find out how you can be part of this important collaboration, please contact Francine Heatley (Trial Manager) at