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Tekmira Receives Alnylam Milestone

By Kristin Brooks

Published December 17, 2013
Related Searches: Phase III Validation
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals has received a $5 million milestone from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for the initiation of a Phase III Patisiran trial. Patisiran, an RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR), is enabled by Tekmira's lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology. Tekmira is also entitled to ongoing royalties related to product commercialization.
"We are proud that our proprietary LNP delivery technology is enabling the most advanced applications of RNAi in the clinic. As this ground-breaking class of therapeutics matures and reaches important milestones, such as patisiran entering a Phase III clinical trial, we gain further validation of the efficacy and safety of Tekmira's LNP technology platform," said Dr. Mark J. Murray, Tekmira's president and chief executive officer.

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