Alnylam Data Shows 'Predictable Correlation' of Clinical, Preclinical Findings on Cancer Drug | GenomeWeb

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week released new data from an ongoing phase I study of its liver cancer drug ALN-VSP02.

The drug comprises two siRNAs, one targeting vascular endothelial growth factor and one targeting kinesin spindle protein, both of which the firm said are critical for the growth and survival of cancer cells. It is formulated in a first-generation lipid nanoparticle developed by partner Tekmira Pharmaceuticals.

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