By Doug Macron

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has signed a deal with Japanese pharmaceutical giant Kyowa Hakko Kirin to develop an RNAi-based cancer drug.

Having consummated the deal in December, Dicerna met its longstanding goal of forging at least one industry partnerships in 2009. At the same time, the company has found in Kyowa a big pharma ally with experience in the RNAi therapeutics field.

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