As part of an ongoing cost-cutting strategy, Arrowhead Research reported last week that its Calando Pharmaceuticals subsidiary will halt clinical development of its siRNA-based cancer treatment CALAA-01 after it wraps up a phase I study of the drug, and that it has ceased all preclinical research and development efforts.

According to an Arrowhead filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week, Calando will not restart any of its drug-development programs until they can be partnered or out-licensed.

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