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Benitec Licenses ddRNAi Technology to Genoway of France to Create Transgenic Animal Models

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Benitec has licensed its DNA-directed RNA interference technology to Genoway of France, Benitec said today.


Under the non-exclusive license, Genoway, based on Lyon, may develop transgenic animals using Benitec's ddRNAi technology. Benitec will receive an upfront license fee and ongoing royalties.


Genoway provides mouse and rat models for basic research and drug discovery and has already been using RNAi technology in vivo.

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