Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week provided an update on its flagship TTR-mediated amyloidosis drug ALN-TTR02, stating that it has begun enrollment in an open-label extension study of a recently completed phase II trial and unveiling the compound's international nonproprietary name — patisiran.

A phase III trial of the agent remains on track to begin before the end of this year, alongside a subcutaneous version that is poised to advance into phase II, the company said during an announcement of its third quarter financial results.

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