Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has received a $10 million payment from partner Takeda Pharmaceutical related to an alliance the companies formed in 2008.

According to Alnylam, the payment is specifically tied to the achievement of undisclosed objectives in the transfer of its platform technology, including documents, materials, and know-how to the Japanese firm for the development of RNAi-based therapeutics.

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