Cequent to Receive European, Korean Patents on RNAi Technology | GenomeWeb

Cequent Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has received notices that the European Patent Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office intend to grant patents covering the company's core RNAi technology.

The patent applications, entitled "Compositions for Bacterial-Mediated Gene Silencing and Methods Using the Same," relate to Cequent's so-called transkingdom RNAi technology, which involves using attenuated Escherichia coli to transcribe therapeutic shRNAs.

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