North Carolina-based BioDelivery Sciences said this week that outside researchers have used its Bioral drug-delivery technology to deliver siRNAs targeting H5N1 avian influenza genes both intravenously and intranasally into a mouse model.
The work, which was conducted by an undisclosed “commercial collaborator,” marks BioDelivery’s most mature effort to date to apply its technology to the burgeoning RNAi drugs sector.
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