Acuity Launches Phase II Trial of RNAi Drug For AMD, Banks on Better Dosing Schedule | GenomeWeb

After becoming the first company to get an RNAi-based drug into the clinic, Acuity Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has initiated a phase II trial of Cand5, its siRNA therapy for age-related macular degeneration.

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