By Doug Macron

Santaris Pharma and Exiqon announced last week that an arbiter has settled their legal battle over rights to market locked nucleic acid amidites and oligos, a move that prompted both firms to claim a measure of victory.

According to Exiqon, the Danish court has ruled it is permitted to sell the amidites and oligos to companies conducting research and development of pharmaceuticals in which LNAs are the active ingredient — an issue that was in dispute.

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