By Doug Macron

Regulus Therapeutics, the microRNA drug joint venture of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Isis Pharmaceuticals, announced this week that it has forged a drug-development alliance with Sanofi-Aventis potentially worth more than $750 million.

The deal gives Sanofi-Aventis the rights to develop and sell four therapeutics based on Regulus' technology, including its program in fibrosis. It also adds another notch to the miRNA shop's partnership belt, following a pair of deals inked with GlaxoSmithKline.

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