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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Luminex said today that the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is using Luminex's xMAP technology to develop rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week said that it is currently amending the protocol of a Phase I trial of its RNAi-based Ebola infection therapy TKM-Ebola after US regulators halted the study amid safety concerns.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has been notified that the US Food and Drug Administration has placed a hold on a Phase I study of the company's siRNA-based Ebola virus drug, TKM-Ebola.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has completed the single ascending dose portion of a Phase I trial of its RNAi-based Ebola treatment TKM-Ebola, with treatment proving to be well tolerated up to .3 mg/kg.

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded roughly $1.4 million in grant money to researchers at the University of Texas and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to support their development of a single RNAi-based drug that can treat both Ebola virus and Marburg virus infections.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has received a fast track designation for its phase I Ebola virus drug TKM-Ebola from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has dosed the first patients in a phase I trial of its next-generation Ebola virus drug TKM-Ebola.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to begin phase I testing of an improved formulation of its RNAi-based Ebola virus drug TKM-Ebola.

Genomics tools provider Lucigen has developed an isothermal amplification polymerase ideally suited for use in loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based assays.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week unveiled new preclinical data from its Ebola and Marburg virus programs, showing that its siRNA-based therapies were effective in non-human primates even when treatment was delayed by as much as 48 hours after infection.

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