Benitec Acquires Option from City of Hope to License IP Related to Second HIV Program | GenomeWeb

Australia's Benitec said this week that it has obtained an option from the City of Hope to license intellectual property related to an RNA-based HIV treatment.

According to the company, it is working with the City of Hope to investigate the vector-based delivery of an anti-HIV RNA cocktail composed of pHIV7, an shRNA targeting an exon in HIV-1 tat/rev, and a Tar decoy. The effort is expect to move into phase I testing in the fourth quarter.

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