Researchers from Calando Pharmaceuticals published data demonstrating that the company’s lead siRNA drug candidate, CALAA-01, can be systemically administered to non-human primates with no adverse effects using a proprietary nanoparticle delivery technology.

Publication of the data, which appeared online in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes about five months after Calando first presented some of the findings at last year’s Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society annual meeting.

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