Just months after adding a hepatitis B treatment to its pipeline, Arrowhead Research's top official this week said that the company expects the program to yield an investigational new drug application in the first half of next year.

Arrowhead, which just released its fiscal second-quarter financial results, also announced preclinical data showing that siRNAs formulated in the company's proprietary dynamic polyconjugate, or DPC, technology could significantly reduce levels of the viral RNA and DNA in animal models of the disease.

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In this online seminar, Jo Vandesompele of the Center for Medical Genetics at Ghent University will discuss methods for improving the analysis of microRNA expression from a range of samples.