As it awaits the publication of in vitro data from its lead cancer program, Australian microRNA drugs startup MirEven has moved into proof-of-concept animal studies to test various oligo chemistries and delivery technologies, a company executive said this week.

MiReven was founded in 2010 to advance the work of co-founder and Western Australian Institute for Medical Research investigator Peter Leedman on the role of miR-7 in regulating epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in cancer.

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