Roughly three months after officially opening its Chinese subsidiary, Sirnaomics is weighing the possibility of conducting its first clinical trial, a phase I study of the ocular disease drug STP-601, in nearby Hong Kong.

Although it had originally expected to conduct the study in China, the company later decided to do so in the US in light of Chinese regulators' unfamiliarity with RNAi technology and concerns over whether the US Food and Drug Administration would accept the data.

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