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Alnylam Licenses siRNA Patents to Japanese Distributor Hayashi Kasei

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Alnylam said today it has granted a non-exclusive license for its Kreutzer-Limmer siRNA patents to Hayashi Kasei, an siRNA supplier in Japan and Korea.
 
Under the agreement, the Osaka, Japan-based Hayashi Kasei will be able to use the siRNAi patents to provide RNAi research products and services, Alnylam said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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