Lorus Therapeutics will collaborate with Ohio State University under a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore the use of OSU-developed nanoparticle delivery technology with Lorus' siRNA-based oncology drug candidate, the company said this week.

If the joint research project yields positive data, the collaboration could blossom into a tech-transfer deal between Lorus and OSU under which Lorus would likely seek an exclusive license to use the technology for siRNA drug delivery, a Lorus executive said this week.

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