Clinical Studies, Trials and Surveys

Medicine is advanced through human volunteers. Some studies test new therapies and others gather information.

The Wilson Disease Association posts information here about clinical trials, studies and surveys that you can participate in. Please use this information to decide what is best for you.

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Please remember, when you share your personal information or opinions in surveys, they benefit somebody and should be taken seriously. Use caution if asked to compete surveys by unknown parties that solicited you.

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Research Opportunity for Patients and Care Partners

June 20, 2022|0 Comments

Enviza, in collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company, is currently conducting an online research study to better appreciate the impact of Wilson disease on patients’ lives and to better understand how symptom and treatment changes over time impact patients’ lives. If you have been diagnosed with Wilson disease or if you are a care giver to someone diagnosed with Wilson disease, you may be qualified to participate.If you are interested in learning more or in participating in the research, click here.

Disclosure:  The Wilson Disease Association received compensation for reviewing this survey

Ultragenyx’s Wilson Disease Gene Therapy Program Update

March 11, 2022|0 Comments

Ultragenyx is pleased to announce that the first patient has been dosed in the CYPRUS2+ study, a one-time intravenous (IV) infusion of UX701, an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of Wilson disease. Ultragenyx is sponsoring this global study to determine if UX701 gene therapy is a safe and effective treatment for adults with Wilson disease. This adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy has the potential to restore ATP7B function, which may improve copper metabolism and distribution.

Ultragenyx Update – Feb 17, 2022.

WDA Community Update – Jan 20, 2022.

Ultragenyx Research Opportunities for Patients

August 10, 2021|0 Comments

Multiple Ways to Participate in Wilson Disease Research Studies

Who We Are

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company working to develop new products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare diseases. We are committed to both developing new treatments and helping advance the understanding of rare diseases.

How You Can Help

We are currently developing an investigational gene therapy (UX701) for Wilson disease. We are committed to partnering with patients, caregivers, and family members.

There are multiple ways you can help. Please consider whether one or more studies below may be a good fit for you or your loved one. All studies below are institutional review board (IRB)-approved.



What’s involved


Interview Study Better understand the experience of people living with Wilson Disease


Questionnaires at home over 7 days Enrolling now
Odyssey Study Better understand how Wilson Disease appears and is managed medically


Get secure access to your medical records and contribute anonymized information from them for research Enrolling now
Antibody Study Better understand how many people have been exposed to a virus that is used in gene therapy


1 home visit with blood draw Enrolling soon
Clinical Survey Study Better understand Wilson disease by clarifying measures for clinical trials


1 clinic visit, 2 home visits over 35 days Enrolling now
Gene Therapy Phase 1/2/3 Study Evaluate an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of Wilson disease


One-time gene therapy infusion with multi-year follow-up Enrolling soon

If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email [email protected].


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