Benitec Biopharma announced last week that it has received a written report confirming a favorable review of a planned phase I/IIa clinical trial for its expressed hepatitis C treatment from the National Institutes of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

The company said it made “minor” changes to the study’s protocol after meeting with the committee and has requested a pre-investigation new drug application hearing with the US Food and Drug Administration.

The company expects to begin the trial before the end of 2013.

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