This article has been updated to clarify the status of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' partnering efforts.

By Doug Macron

Arrowhead Research announced last month that its Calando Pharmaceuticals subsidiary would not meet its goal of forging an industry partnership before the end of 2010, making it one of several RNAi drug shops that failed to fulfill promises to secure partnerships last year.

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