NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Benitec Biopharma this week announced that it has licensed its expressed RNAi technology to Circuit Therapeutics for the development of an intractable pain treatment.

The agreement specifically allows Circuit to use Benitec's technology to silence sodium channel v1.7 (Nav1.7, a voltage-gated sodium ion channel that is expressed at the ends of pain-sensing nerves called nociceptors. A number of local anesthetics work by blocking sodium channels.

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