skinnies_manNurses, academics, a fashion designer, a knitwear factory and digital pen and data processing company are about as diverse an alliance as you're likely to get working on a medical research project.

In the case of WEB (Woundcare for Epidermolysis Bullosa) run by King's College London, there were two other vital research collaborators: people suffering from the genetic condition Epidemolysis Bullosa, which causes fragile skin leading to open wounds which can cover the entire body, and their carers.

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