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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Nitto Denko, Santaris

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Title: Drug Carrier and Drug Carrier Kit for Inhibiting Fibrosis

Patent Number: 8,652,526

Filed: April 4, 2012

Lead Inventor: Yoshiro Niitsu, Nitto Denko


Title: Short Interfering RNA Analogs

Patent Number: 8,653,252

Filed: Sept. 30, 2004

Lead Inventor: Joachim Elmen, Santaris Pharma

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