After Acquiring Opko Assets, RXi Aims to Resurrect Former Phase III AMD Drug | GenomeWeb

This story has been updated to include comment from RXi's management.

Roughly four years after being pulled from phase III testing amid poor indications of efficacy, the wet age-related macular degeneration treatment bevasiranib — the first siRNA drug to enter human testing — may be getting a second chance.

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