Arrowhead Research this week published preclinical data demonstrating that its lead hepatitis B drug candidate, dubbed ARC-520, could silence the hepatitis B virus in rodents for up to one month after a single dose.

The data, which were published in Molecular Therapy, also showed that the delivery technology used in ARC-520 could safely and effectively deliver siRNAs targeting coagulation factor VII in non-human primates.

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