Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week released data from a phase I study of its siRNA-based hypercholesterolemia drug ALN-PCS, reporting that a single dose of the agent could significantly and durably lower both its target and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

In the study, 32 healthy volunteers with elevated LDL were enrolled into six sequential dose cohorts, ranging from 0.015 mg/kg to 0.4 mg/kg. Patients were randomized to receive either drug or placebo.

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