Arrowhead Research said this week that it has expanded its portfolio of drug-delivery technologies through the acquisition of privately held Alvos Therapeutics for roughly $2.1 million in stock.

According to Arrowhead, Alvos has rights to a platform of proprietary human-derived homing peptides developed by the MD Anderson Cancer Center. These targeting agents can be linked to siRNAs and small molecules to carry drugs to target cells.

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