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Nucleonics Wins $1.6M from NIAID for RNAi-Based Hep B Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Malvern, Pa.-based Nucleonics announced yesterday that it had received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to develop RNAi reagents and methods against the Hepatitis B virus.

 

The company will collaborate with the Scripps Research Institute and the Doylestown, Pa.-based Hepatitis B Foundation on the project, which will be aimed toward the eventual development of a therapeutic for Hepatits B.

 

Nucleonics uses expressed interfering RNA, or eiRNA, for its gene silencing techniques.

 

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