With an investigational new drug application ready for submission to US regulators, Australian firm Benitec Biopharma anticipates launching a phase I/IIa study of its hepatitis C treatment TT-034 before the end of the year, the company's chief executive said this week.

Meanwhile, Benitec is also laying the groundwork for a follow-on phase IIb trial of the drug and preparing for the possibility that it will run the trial on its own by drumming up interest in the company among those in the investment community, CEO Peter French told Gene Silencing News.

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