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Sirna and Lilly Collaborate to Find RNAi-Based Cancer Therapeutics

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Sirna Therapeutics and Eli Lilly plan to develop RNAi therapeutics for cancer, the companies said today.


During the eighteen-month collaboration, the companies will test Sirna's small interfering RNAs against oncology targets from Lilly.


According to Sirna, based in Boulder, Colo., this is its first collaboration with a large pharmaceutical company.



The Scan

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