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Alnylam and Isis License microRNA Patent Applications from Max Planck Society

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Isis Pharmaceuticals have co-exclusively licensed RNAi patent applications from the Max Planck Society, the companies said today.


Under the agreement, Max Planck Society, of Germany, grants Alnylam of  Cambridge, Mass., and Isis ofCarlsbad, Calif., rights to all therapeutic uses of more than 100 naturally occurring mammalian microRNAs.


These microRNAs, discovered by Thomas Tuschl, a co-founder of Alnylam, could potentially become drug targets or therapeutic products, according to the companies.

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