Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has licensed intellectual property related to RNAi applications in vaccine development from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Queensland in Australia.

Specific terms of the arrangements were not disclosed.

The company said it is collaborating with researchers at Mount Sinai to develop microRNA-based attenuated influenza viruses that have benefits over live attenuated influenza vaccines.

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