VASTox Changes Name to Summit Corporation
Summit Corporation this week announced the completion of the company’s name change from VASTox. The change in name was approved by shareholders at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting on July 19.
Alnylam Licenses siRNA Patents to Japanese Distributor Hayashi Kasei
Alnylam said this week that it has granted a non-exclusive license for its Kreutzer-Limmer siRNA patents to Hayashi Kasei, an siRNA supplier in Japan and Korea.
Under the agreement, the Osaka, Japan-based Hayashi Kasei will be able to use the siRNAi patents to provide RNAi research products and services, Alnylam said.
"With approximately 30 licenses granted in the US, European, and Asian markets, including 14 with research product suppliers, we believe that the vast majority of industrial sales of siRNAs for research purposes are currently being made under access to Alnylam's intellectual property," Alnylam COO Barry Greene said in a statement.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.