Avocel Flies into RNAi Therapeutics Field with Hepatitis C Program, Delivery Technology | GenomeWeb

Employing the tools of gene therapy, Sunnyvale, Calif. startup Avocel is determined to make a place for itself in the RNA interference therapeutics arena.

By the end of next year, the company wants to file an application for an RNAi-based investigational new drug to treat hepatitis C, and to start a clinical trial by early 2006, according to Sara Cunningham, a company co-founder and its vice president of intellectual property and business development.

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