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Alnylam Grants Non-Exclusive License to RNAi IP to Koken


Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has granted a non-exclusive license to certain of its RNAi intellectual property to Japan's Koken for use in the manufacture and sale of RNAi research products.

"We are pleased to grant Koken a license to manufacture and provide siRNA reagents to its industry and academic customers around the world for research purposes," Alnylam Vice President of Business Development Jason Rhodes said in a statement. "With more than 15 license agreements with global research product suppliers, including five in the Asian markets alone, we believe the vast majority of industrial sales of RNAi products for research purposes are currently being made under a license from Alnylam."

Specific terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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