NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As it pushed forward with a Phase I/IIa trial of its expressed RNAi-based treatment for hepatitis C, Benitec Biopharma said that it has streamlined the rest of its pipeline to focus on three other programs — hepatitis B, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Meanwhile, the company has struck licensing deals for DNA production and delivery technologies that it intends to develop for use with these upcoming clinical candidates.

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