By Doug Macron

Arrowhead Research said this week that its Calando Pharmaceuticals subsidiary has signed a deal granting the exclusive, worldwide rights to its cyclodextrin co-polymer drug-delivery technology, as well as a phase I, non-RNAi cancer drug, to Cerulean Pharma.

In doing so, Arrowhead has taken a significant step forward in its efforts to find partners for Calando's drug-development programs and delivery technologies as it struggles under a severe cash crunch.

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