Access Aims to Develop Oral Drug-Delivery Technology for RNAi Therapeutics | GenomeWeb

By Doug Macron

Access Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it has begun an in-house effort to adapt its proprietary vitamin B12-based technology for therapeutic RNAi applications and potentially develop orally delivered drugs.

The technology, dubbed Cobalamin, is based on the body's natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism, Access CEO Jeff Davis told RNAi News this week. It involves merging a polymer and active pharmaceutical ingredient to make a nanoparticle, which is then coated with the vitamin.

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