Quark Says New siRNAs Offer IP Freedom | GenomeWeb

Quark Pharmaceuticals announced it has developed proprietary siRNA structures that it claims will enable it to develop drug candidates based entirely on its own intellectual property. The company has, however, disclosed few details about the molecules.

"We no longer need to rely on other people's patents as far as the structure of the siRNA," says Quark CEO Danny Zurr. Patent applications covering the structures are completely owned by Quark and "we have ascertained through two independent … IP law firms that, indeed, we have the freedom to operate.

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