Australian expressed RNAi shop Benitec this week announced that it received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application covering the use of multiple-promoter expression cassettes for simultaneous delivery of RNAi.

Separately last week, the company provided an update on its efforts to overcome rejections to its core US patent, stating that the USPTO won’t likely decide on a company appeal until the third quarter of next year.

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